Tubeskirt

This Tai tubeskirt is woven with wide decorative bands of ikat-dyed ’ngueak’ (sacred dragon or serpent) motifs interspersed with minor bands of supplementary woven multi-coloured stripes.Tai Lao tube skirts typically comprise the main section with woven decoration, with a separate waistband and hem. The Tai migrated sometime during the 13th century into Southeast Asia through Vietnam to Laos and Thailand, from the Yangtze River region and the southern provinces of China. They also travelled north and west into Myanmar.

Date/Period
Early 20th century onwards
Region
Laos and Vietnam
Dimension
Gross measurement: 74.8 x 77.8 cm
Accession No.
2008-00299
Material
Cotton, silk, natural dyes
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Textiles