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June 13th, 2015

June Collectors Corner - The Allure of Lao Khrang Textiles


                

     A Visit With Khun Udom Rientrakul At  Maya Textile Gallery
                                    Saturday, 13 June 2015

     The Lao Khrang arrived in Thailand from Laos in the 18th and 19th centuries and settled in the country’s central and westerly regions. Some believe the name Khrang comes from the color of the women’s skirt which is red, originally dyed with lac extract, which in the Lao language is Khrang. These brightly colored Pha sins  display the talents of the weavers fine  ikat and jok workmanship, weaving geometric designs and abstract animal figures.

       Khun Udom Rientrakul will share his knowledge and wonderful Lao Khrang pieces that he has collected over many years.   We’ll look at the weaving techniques, colors, designs and motifs used in these weavings.

          For information and reservation contact: bkk.tts@gmail.com