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Manuscript binding (sazigyo)

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Book braid with inscription woven of pink, blue and cream colored cotton. The colored warp threads are plaited together at one end. This type of braid is used to bind Buddhist scriptures together. Belongs to 26.10.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on January 7, 1926

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund

Burmese, 18th century

Object Place

Myanmar (Burma)

Dimensions

391 x 37 cm (153 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.14

Medium or Technique

Cotton; warp twining

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles