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Man's or woman's prestige mantle

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Prestige mantle worn by men and women with design in main field of widely spaced lozenge motifs in black and red on a white ground; border design along each side of alternating bands of solid black and bands of black with a red strip in the middle; crosswise fringe bound in the middle.


Acquired by Tribal Spirits in Burma, 1980s-1990s; Purchased by the MFA, April 27, 2005

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Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham

Indian (Angami Naga), 20th century

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Overall: 181.6 x 113 cm (71 1/2 x 44 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton tapestry weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning


Textiles and Fashion Arts