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Woman's lower body wrapper (hnitial)

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Red, gold and green silk cloth hand-stitched together to form a tubular skirt. The primary design elements, created by supplemental warp and weft patterning, are of wide crosswise bands of a fine, repeating diagonally-oriented lattice work of diamond motifs in red, alternating with narrower...

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Provenance

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 (Haka (Lai)), British colonial rule, late 19th century

Object Place

Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)

Dimensions

Overall: 71.1 x 87.6 cm (28 x 34 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.162

Medium or Technique

Silk; warp-faced plain-weave with discontinuous supplementary warp and weft patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes