Hip length jacket with center front closure and slits at side. Back of jacket and sleeves embroidered and appliquéd with polychrome bands of geometric designs and silver bosses, white shirt buttons, and glass beads. Condition: good, red appliquéd cotton bands faded.
Acquired by the donor from the estate of Ruth Weil. Ms. Weil's husband, Joe Hodnick, purchased the jacket on his travels in Thailand in the 1960s.
Gift in memory of Ruth Weil
Thai (Akha peoples, Loimi subgroup), 20th century
77.15 cm (30 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Appliquéd cotton, indigo-dyed; plain weave, appliquéd with cotton plain weave and embroidered with cotton and embellished with plastic buttons, glass beads, and silver bosses