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Li Blanket

Li Blanket


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1980: Item # 1381418

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Abhaya Asian Antiques
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 $700.00 
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: 205cm/80.5in and W: 129cm/50.8in. These are very rare now. I purchased this one 15 years ago with a group of three pieces (this is the last one) and have not seen any since then. Please cut and paste this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI96KUULaBY into your browser for an informative UNESCO video on the techniques of Li weaving and dyeing.