Woman's breastcloth (ah khin)

Burmese (Khami, Chin)
20th century


Object Place: Arakan State, Burma

Dimensions

Overall: 38.1 x 80 cm (15 x 31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.156

Medium or Technique

Cotton tapestry weave with supplementary silk warp and weft patterning, glass beads

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular cotton cloth with three lengthwise bands of pink, black and yellow separated by two narrower bands of geometric patterning in black, blue, pink, yellow and white. Along the crosswise edge is a fringe of glass beads in clear, white and yellow with pink tufts of yarn.

Provenance

Woven by Daw La Moon of Bauk Kan Chung village; 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