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"Singing" shawl

Woven, fringed shawl. Red cotton ground with stripes. Ends are embellished with colored yarn, white beads, white buttons and metallic green beetle wings.


About 1982, purchased in Bangkok, Thailand by Judith Manelis, Lexington, MA; 2012, gift of Judith Manelis to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Manelis

Thai or Burmese (Pwo Karen peoples), mid 20th–late 20th century


Length ((w/ fringe)): 194.3 x 43.2 cm (76 1/2 x 17 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain-weave, synthetic yarns, buttons, beetle elytra, beads


Textiles and Fashion Arts