Katu Beaded Table Runners

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Katu Beaded Table Runners

from 56.00

Inlay beads woven on a backstop loom, deep hues and subtle natural colors, innovative takes on traditional designs…

Currently ‘mother daughter / slate blue (Galap)’ is unavailable.

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Pattern + Color + Size:

Keo: triangle protection / slate blue - 58" x 14"
Keo: triangle protection / ocean green - 58" x 14"
Galap: mother daughter / slate blue - 68" x 12.5"
Galap: multi motif / slate blue - 68" x 12.5"
Gaton: leaf in diamond / ocean green - 58" x 28"

Materials + Technique: Hand-spun, hand-dyed, and indigenous cotton with plastic accent beads, handwoven on a backstrap loom

Ethnic Group:  Katu weavers originally from Salavan Province, now in Luang Prabang, Laos

Weavers: The Weaving Sisters, Keo and Mon, and Gaton and Galap

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

 It was such a fun afternoon with  The Weaving Sisters , Keo and Mone in February 2018. 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 Curating Beautiful Conversations, pointing out the inspired writings of people who wrote based on Katu textile weavings. They really liked their poetry.

It was such a fun afternoon with The Weaving Sisters, Keo and Mone in February 2018. 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 Curating Beautiful Conversations, pointing out the inspired writings of people who wrote based on Katu textile weavings. They really liked their poetry.