The design featured on this Nok Hong Kham Silk Scarf is taken from the intertwining naga design that originally came from an old Tai Daeng (Red Tai) ceremonial head cloth and is used as a pattern by many of the major textile galleries.
There are also bands of a protective diamond design. Mary Connors writes in her book Lao Textiles and Traditions that "the diamond or lozenge shape is an important, powerful shape and yet one open to a variety of interpretations. It is a good example of an ancient symbol common to many cultures which acquires additional meanings with the arrival of outside influences. Some scholars link this shpae with fertility - the navel or womb - while others see it as part of the Buddhist-Hindu cosmology. In India, the lozenge reflects 'the diamond being'."
If you're looking for a scarf with Lao design motifs that is not overpowering, these scarves are perfect. And like all our silk scarves with their soft and supple texture, you’ll not only look great, you'll feel great too! Our Nok Hong Kham Naga Silk Scarves are the perfect accessory to add color and personalized style to any outfit and are a great gift idea to introduce someone to the artistry of Lao weaving.