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Blanket (Can-lo paun)

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Rectangular form comprised of two panels of hand-woven cotton. The black background is richly embellished with supplementary weft stripes comprised of small diamonds and chevrons in maroon, ecru, blue, and gray-green silk. Four white weft stripes divide the intricately patterned background....

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Provenance

Acquired by dealer in 1995; purchased by the MFA from Tribal Spirit Traders, Leyden, MA, April 26, 2006.

Credit Line

Textile Curator's Fund

Burmese (Khumi Chin peoples), British colonial rule, early 20th century

Object Place

Paletwa, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)

Dimensions

Height x width: 75 3/4 x 41 1/4 in. (192.4 x 104.8 cm)

Accession Number

2006.1161

Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain weave and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes