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Woman's tunic (kor)

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Short red, gold and green sleeveless tunic with a V-neck in front and back and hand-stitched together down the center front and center back. The upper front and back have vertical bands of fine, repeating diamond motifs in red with narrow bands of green in between created by supplemental weft...

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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, Burma

Dimensions

Overall: 55.9 x 36.8 cm (22 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.161

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes