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Rare, Asian Hill Country quilted squares
DESCRIPTION: These original hand worked, tightly quilted squares were completed by women of the Hill Tribes of East Asia... the communities of people who knew no real boundaries, but instead, traveled throughout the hills of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, without regard for national borders. Each of these squares was individually completed and then 3 to 4 of them would be sewn together at each side of the woman's apron to be used as the apron ties. Each square is an individual work of folk art that is becoming very difficult to find, especially in good condition.
This wonderful work of local art provides a colorful and decorative accent in any home; with the added advantage of representing a tradition that is rapidly vanishing.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Hill Country between Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Vietnam
TYPE TEXTILE: Hand quilted Hill Country Thai Apron Square
APPROXIMATE DATE OR PERIOD: Early Twentieth Century
FABRIC CONTENT and CONDITION: Tightly hand quilted cotton that has seen tremendous wear from the early 1900s, in semi fine condition as befitting its origin and use.
FINISHED SIZE: 12" square
A Certificate of Authenticity is included.
PRESENTATION: Double acid free mats in gold and coral cut in an imaginative manner and then set in a dark wood frame with a gold interior. This antique textile fragment has been mounted in conformance with the highest standards in order to ensure a damage-free environment for its future protection.
TTAC will personally pack and ship via UPS at company expense within the continental United States.