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Patricia Cheesman in her book Lao-Tai Textiles: the Textiles of Xm Nuea and Muang Phuan writes that the designs of these blankets are called "phaa hom dork (decorated blanket) and were made in discontinuous supplementary weft technique covering the whole of the decorative panels. All groups in the Xam Nuea region made this blanket except the Tai Dam and Tai Waat. The ground wasa red silk with multi-colored supplementary yarns. Motifs were very varied, but included the full repertoire of the Xam Nuea style with mythical animals, birds, ancestor figures, plants and geometric designs."