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Li Blanket

Li Blanket

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1980: Item # 1308280

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Fine intricate four paneled handwoven bed cover made with handspun natural local indigo dyed cotton from the Ha/Meifu dialect speaking Li people, Hainan Island. The black color is in the design is achieved by burying the thread in the mud after being dyed with indigo. Symbols depicted on this piece are single face embroidered mother and son figures. Excellent condition, L: 1.86m/6ft1in and W: 1.25m/4ft2in. Reference: Traditional Brocade of the Li Ethnic Group- Fu Guiha (editor in chief). According to UNESCO as of 2008 and less than 1000 Li women knew how to weave traditional textiles. This piece is about 20 or 30 years old. W: 121cm/48in and L: 198cm/198in. Please email me for an informative Youtube video UNESCO link that goes into detail on the history, weaving and dyeing processes of the Li textiles, since Trocadero won't allow me to post it my listing. I bought 4 of these about 15 years ago and this is my last one- I will not be able to get another again.