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Woman's tunic

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Simple, sleeveless square with deep v-neck and armholes of equal length. The upper half of this garment is richly embellished with finely woven supplementary geometric patterns in repeating diamonds and chevrons of magenta silk thread. The lattice-like supplementary design on the selvedges...

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Acquired by dealer in 1995; Purchased by the MFA from Tribal Spirit Traders, Leyden, MA, April 26, 2006.

Credit Line

Textile Curator's Fund

Burmese (Laytu Chin peoples), mid-20th century

Object Place

Arakan and Chin State, Myanmar (Burma)


Height x width: 17 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (44.5 x 47 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton - plain weave, silk, blass beads, and cowrie shells


Textiles and Fashion Arts