Man's bag (n' hype)

Burmese (Kachin)
British colonial rule
late 19th to early 20th century

Object Place: Myanmar (Burma), Upper Burma


Overall (Includes cord and tassels): 50 x 33 x 3 cm (19 11/16 x 13 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton; warp-faced plain-weave with embroidery, braided cord and tassels

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Square-shaped indigo-blue cotton bag with overall repeating pattern on sides of embroidered stylized floral motifs in red, orange, green, yellow and blue on both sides of the bag. There is a black and white braid attached to each side of the bag which extends to create a carrying strap at the top and a tassel at the bottom on each side.


Gift to MFA on July 7, 1936

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Alfred M. Tozzer