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Man's prestige head cloth

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Long rectangular cloth of tightly woven, homespun cotton. A weft-faced black band, that measures one inch, is the dominant decoration of this textile. This piece features extremely fine supplementary weaving in maroon and black at one end. The tiny pattern resembles stylized anthropomorphic...

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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), British colonial rule, around 1900

Object Place

Chin State, Northwestern, Myanmar (Burma)


Height x width: 102 x 13 1/2 in. (259.1 x 34.3 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts