Manuscript binding (sazigyo)

Burmese
18th century


Object Place: Myanmar (Burma)

Dimensions

391 x 37 cm (153 15/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.14

Medium or Technique

Cotton; warp twining

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Book braid with inscription woven of pink, blue and cream colored cotton. The colored warp threads are plaited together at one end. This type of braid is used to bind Buddhist scriptures together. Belongs to 26.10.

Provenance

Purchased by MFA on January 7, 1926

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund