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Woman's tunic (keng krang)

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The black ground cloth of the upper two thirds of this garment is decorated with three sets of supplementary weaving patterns in magenta, pink, and tan. These design elements are centrally placed in a vertical arrangement on the left, right, and middle of the garment. They are repeated in the...

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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 (Zan-tu, San-tu peoples), mid-20th century

Object Place

Arakan State, Myanmar (Burma)


Height x width: 37 1/4 x 31 1/4 in. (94.6 x 79.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, plain weave, silk, cowrie shells, glass beads, and buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts