Flat rectangular bag embroidered all-over in design of horizontal bands, rose silk herringbone predominating; additional vertical bands and small rosettes of white seeds embroidered over rose silk; two black and tan knotted fringe tassels on bottom corners; black and tan woven handle.
This bag was brought by Miss Emily H. Payne from the Burma Hill Tribes early in the twentieth century. She was a missionary.
Gift of Miss Eleanor E. Barry
Burmese (possibly Karen), British colonial rule, Early 20th century
Shan, Myanmar (Burma)
L x W: 23.5 x 20.5 cm (9 1/4 x 8 1/16 in. )
Medium or Technique
Silk, natural dyes, seeds (Job's Tears); warp-face plain weave, discontinous supplementary weft patterning, embroidered