Very rare woman’s tube skirt from Taliang ethnic group in Attapeu province Laos. Please note in the 3rd enlargement is the image of helicopter dating back to the CIA covert “Air America” operation Laos from 1955 to 1974. Similar to the Afghan "war rugs” made during the Soviet occupation, the simpler folk amongst us documented current events in their weavings. I traveled through this province back 2002 and did not find one single piece dating from this period although I did find contemporary pieces with similar motifs being offered in an NGO sponsored woman’s weaving co op. The brighter colored dyes appear to be chemical and it is woven from homespun cotton. L: 153cm/60in and W: 77cm/30.5in. Condition- a few stains and pin holes.