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Woman's upper body wrapper (htip paum)

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Violet-red (red warp, blue weft) rectangular cloth with central yellow and black lengthwise panel worked with small geometric patterning. Each crosswise end has a narrow cut-pile band of pink, blue and green and a short fringe.


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 (Khami, Chin), 20th century

Object Place

Arakan State, Burma


Overall: 44.5 x 172.7 cm (17 1/2 x 68 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton, silk, wool; Warp-face plain weave, tapestry weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning, cut-pile


Textiles and Fashion Arts