Religion, Imagery, and Cloth: Lao-Tai Textile Traditions features a collection of ritual costumes and textiles made by the Tai people of Laos, which Ellison Banks Findly gave to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 2013. Trained in Indological studies, Findly has been working in northern Laos, near the Vietnam border, since 2006. Her research focuses on the interplay between textile imagery and religious belief, which she studied in weaving villages where variants of Buddhism and shamanic spirit religions are practiced.
Entry to this exhibition is included in general admission to the museum.
Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 6–17 $6, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.
Wearing blanket (paa dtuum) (detail), 20th century. Laos, Tai Daeng. Cotton; continuous supplementary-weft patterning, painted warp. FAMSF, gift of Ellison Banks Findly, 2014.40.34 © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, photograph by Randy Dodson