pha biang 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.