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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.

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2012.838

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles