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Woman's blouse

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White cotton bound V-front neckline mid-length straight-cut sleeves; V-front and back hemline. 4-button front closure. Facings at neck, cuffs, hem and closure. Rounded sideseams from hem to cuffs. O-shaped trim at cuffs and hem.


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)


49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts