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Object #2004-11/3
Object nameSin Tin Nyai, Tubular Skirt, Woman's
Culture of OriginTai Nuea
MaterialsSilk Thread, Cloth, Indigo, Cotton Thread
TechniquesHomespun, Supplementary Weft
Exhibit LabelThe serpent design, prominent in Lao weaving, represents an ancient female totem of the Lao-Tai peoples, and also represents the serpents that protected Buddha.
DimensionsL: 32.5 in, W: 24.5 in
SourceMuseum Expedition - Anthropology Division
CreditCollected by Linda McIntosh for the Burke Museum

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