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2 rectangles: one folded length-wise forming sides and strap, one folded on width forming center panels. Black cotton rep brocaded with pink, orange, white, green, purple and white metallic yarns in alternating bands of color and white metal; metallic bands embroidered with black cotton in...

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Collected by Walter Bushell, a Baptist missionary to Burma, between 1860 and 1880; gift to MFA on June 10, 1981

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Walter Bushell

Burmese (possibly Karen), British colonial rule, 1860–80

Object Place

Shan, Myanmar (Burma)


Overall (Includes shoulder strap and fringe): 77 x 22 x 1.5 cm (30 5/16 x 8 11/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, seeds (Job's Tears), natural dyes; plain weave; discontinuous supplementary weft patterning, embroidered


Textiles and Fashion Arts