Vintage Black Tay Blanket from Vietnam
From the mountains of Northern Vietnam, resides the Tay ethnicity. However, this textile is from the subdivision of that ethnicity called "Black Tay". Their signature handwoven blanket, used by the people for warmth during the rainy season of Vietnam. Where temperatures can get well below freezing. Their textiles can be most commonly recognized by their diamond shaped patterns. With a stunning central woven panel of natural black and white cotton, consisting of two bands roughly 13" each. Many blankets in their full form will have a boarder around the central panel to increase its size. Sometimes the boarder may be removed before selling, or replaced with a newer boarder when the previous gets old. The approximate age is over 40 years, which is sometimes quite evident by patches of fading color or repairs of different colored threads.
This blanket measures 60" x 44" (152cm x 112cm). Interior dimensions measure 54" x 24" (137cm x 61cm)