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Checkmate Silk Scarf - Black

$ 70.00

This beautiful 100% handwoven and hand-dyed scarf reminiscent of a chess board combines traditional weaving with the strategy game that is popular the world over. 

Overall, the weavers of Ock Pop Tok utilize a variety of materials, including silk, cotton and hemp, incorporating four traditional techniques--Kit (continuous supplementary weft), Chok (noncontinuous supplementary weft), Matmee (Ikat weft) and namlai (tapestry). This traditional Laotian scarf is created using a knotted weaving technique. 

Please note this is original handmade folk art, so there might be slight variations in appearance than the item pictured.

The Scarf measures approximately 64" long by 14" wide.

 

 

             

 

“The mission of our work at Ock Pop Tok is continuing traditional culture in a way that can improve the economic opportunities for artisans and facilitate creative and educational collaborations in Laos.” --Veomanee Duongdala, Ock Pop Tok Founder





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