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Jpeg 71K A new (end 20th beginning 21st century) woven fragment of a siho, a mythological animal half-lion, half-elephant unique to the Lao culture and considered to be imbued with special powers shown with an ancestor figure riding on his back between two birds.

A new (end 20th beginning 21st century) woven fragment of a siho, a mythological animal half-lion, half-elephant unique to the Lao culture and considered to be imbued with special powers shown with an ancestor figure riding on his back between two birds. Woven in cotton, probably chemical dyed supplementary weft coloured threads. This fragment had been made into a cushion cover and then exported to Malaysia.
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