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Jpeg 92K Central diamond at one end of a Tai Daeng pha biang, natural dyes, silk
Central diamond at one end of a pha biang which is possibly a Tai Daeng (Red Tai) as it is similar to one in the Textile Museum in Washington identified by Mattiebelle Gittinger, Karen Anderson Chungyampin and Chanporn Saiyalard as being typical Tai Daeng . Patricia Cheesman identifies a similar old one as T'ai Neua. (She notes that Red, Black and White T'ai from Houa Phan province with Sam Neua as its capital together all themselves T'ai Neua.) Mine was purchased in 1988 (as 'from Laos and around 70 years old' from a dealer in the night market in Chiang Mai.
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