Katu Beaded Textile Table Runner (medium)

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katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
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katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
39%29+Katu+textile+table+runner.jpg
katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos
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katu beaded textile table runner laos
katu beaded textile table runner laos

Katu Beaded Textile Table Runner (medium)

98.00

Hand-spun and hand-dyed indigenous cotton. Handwoven on a backstop loom with beads to create traditional motifs and designs. From weavers of the Katu ethnic group.

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Traditional Motif Patterns + Size:
basket weave-2 – 11” x 68”
protection together-4 – 11.5” x 66”
crop protection-5 – 11” x 66”
nature-6 – 11” x 58”

Material + Technique: Hand-spun, natural hand-dyed, and indigenous cotton handwoven on a backstrap loom with inlay woven plastic beads

Artisan Enterprise: The Weaving Sisters – Keo and Mone, two of the six weaving sisters of the Katu ethnic group originally from Salavan Province, now in Luang Prabang, Laos.

The Handmade Chronicle Blog: "How those beads get woven into Katu textiles"

Care:
Spot clean preferred. Gentle wash or hand wash in cold water with mild soap. Do not soak or rub. Line dry or tumble dry low.
Iron as needed.

Introducing Keo (she also goes by Doi) and Mone! They and their other four sisters are all master Katu weavers, blending innovative adaptions to traditional designs. I asked about the different bead weaving motifs, and they told me what each one meant in their Katu culture - from protection, friendship, a person, lizard legs, star, a mother's love for her daughter, and more.

Introducing Keo (she also goes by Doi) and Mone! They and their other four sisters are all master Katu weavers, blending innovative adaptions to traditional designs. I asked about the different bead weaving motifs, and they told me what each one meant in their Katu culture - from protection, friendship, a person, lizard legs, star, a mother's love for her daughter, and more.

I gave them a copy of Indigo Lion’s self-published book,  Curating Beautiful Conversations , pointing out the inspired writings of two people based on Katu textile weavings. They really liked their poetry.

I gave them a copy of Indigo Lion’s self-published book, Curating Beautiful Conversations, pointing out the inspired writings of two people based on Katu textile weavings. They really liked their poetry.

Mone, here with a foot-braced backstrap loom, and her sister Keo teamed up to start The Weaving Sisters just a few years ago. They welcome people to their home studio to learn weaving, buy their beautiful textile accents, have a custom jacket made, or just to hang out and chat over eating fresh mangos.

Mone, here with a foot-braced backstrap loom, and her sister Keo teamed up to start The Weaving Sisters just a few years ago. They welcome people to their home studio to learn weaving, buy their beautiful textile accents, have a custom jacket made, or just to hang out and chat over eating fresh mangos.

Detail of the accent beads being woven into the weft of the textile, which form the traditional motifs and designs.

Detail of the accent beads being woven into the weft of the textile, which form the traditional motifs and designs.