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Woman's lower body wrapper (pukhang)

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Violet-red overall rectangular cloth with pink, orange, purple, light blue, blue-black, green and yellow accents. The main design elements consist of crosswise bands of alternating geometric motifs and a large block of solid blue-black with narrow pink stripes. One selvedge has a red-orange...

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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 (Jinghpaw), 20th century

Object Place

Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)

Dimensions

Overall: 74.9 x 147.3 cm (29 1/2 x 58 in.)

Accession Number

2005.149

Medium or Technique

Cotton, wool, silk; weft face plain weave and twill weave ground, tapestry weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes