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Man's prestige bag (tanlo vaidip)

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Simple square open top bag with attached shoulder strap of identical fabric. The black cotton ground cloth is richly embellished with horizontal rows of small x's, crosses, and chevrons in yellow, green, maroon, and white. This bag also features a finely woven pattern called "vai" featured in...

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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 (Chin peoples), mid-20th century

Object Place

Chin State, Northwestern, Myanmar (Burma)


Height x width (bag): 10 3/4 x 9 in. (27.3 x 22.9 cm) Center back (strap): 149.9 cm (59 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts


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