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Woman's breastcloth (ah khin)

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Rectangular light red cotton cloth with narrow hand rolled, hand stitched hems. The primary design elements are of a wide central lengthwise band of a large diamond-shaped latticework made up of small geometric motifs in red, yellow, pale green and white supplemental patterning flanked by two...

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Acquired by Tribal Spirits in Burma, 1980s-1990s; Purchased by the MFA, April 27, 2005

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham

Burmese (Khami, Chin), 20th century

Object Place

Arakan State, Burma


Overall: 38.1 x 74.9 cm (15 x 29 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton; warp-faced plain-weave with continuous supplementary weft patterning


Textiles and Fashion Arts