Woman's blouse

Burmese (possibly Karen)
British colonial rule
1860–80


Object Place: Shan, Myanmar (Burma)

Dimensions

49 cm (19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1981.274

Medium or Technique

Cotton; plain weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White cotton bound V-front neckline mid-length straight-cut sleeves; V-front and back hemline. 4-button front closure. Facings at neck, cuffs, hem and closure. Rounded sideseams from hem to cuffs. O-shaped trim at cuffs and hem.

Provenance

Collected by Walter Bushell, a Baptist missionary to Burma, between 1860 and 1880; gift to MFA on June 10, 1981

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Walter Bushell