Drawn by a spiritually empowered yantra master with ink made of auspicious herbs and dyes, then worn for protection from malevolent acts or intentions. The power of this unusual shirt stems from animism.
One end of a long wrapping cloth, with discontinuous silk supplementary weft patterning on cotton.
Drawn by a monk or spiritually empowered yantra master with ink made of auspicious herbs and dyes, then worn to invoke protection and blessings from Buddha and all directions of the cosmic universe.
Discontinuous supplementary weft patterning on silk twill.
Alternating red, white and black stripes make this a piece of unique wearable art.
Boldly designed jacket embellished with cowrie shells and silver coins.
A very long loin cloth wrap with continuous one-faced supplementary weft patterning.
This rare painted skirt follows the patterning of the acheik-luntaya, also known as the “100 spool” design for the number of small shuttles used in the weaving.
With discontinuous and continuous one-faced supplementary weft patterning. The weaving on the older upper wraps is so fine and tight it is said to be waterproof.
With continuous one-faced complementary weft patterning.
One of the most pleasing of traditional patterns which may be representative of the Chin ancestry.
Discontinuous silk supplementary weft on silk in fine traditional patterning.
Wool weaving on cotton, appliquéd batik patches and cowrie shells, symbolic of the female form.
One-faced complementary weft patterning.