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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.

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 (Khami, Chin), 20th century

Object Place

Arakan State, Burma

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2005.154

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes