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Man's shoulder cloth (kabne)

Wide man's wrapper made up of three narrow panels sewn together. Two outer red panels and a central panel of undyed wild silk (off-white/light brown) with the same color fringe on both ends.


1996, purchased by Tom Arsenault of Himalayan Antiques, Ipswich, MA from Zaved Lodi in Kathmandu; 2001, purchased from Arsenault by Jeffrey B. Spurr, Cambridge, MA; gift of Spurr to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Jeff Spurr in honor of Pam Parmal

Bhutanese, mid 19th–mid 20th century


Height x width: 55 x 136 in. (139.7 x 345.4 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts