Woman's breastcloth (ah khin)

Burmese (Khami, Chin)
20th century


Object Place: Arakan State, Burma

Dimensions

Overall: 38.1 x 74.9 cm (15 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2005.157

Medium or Technique

Cotton; warp-faced plain-weave with continuous supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular light red cotton cloth with narrow hand rolled, hand stitched hems. The primary design elements are of a wide central lengthwise band of a large diamond-shaped latticework made up of small geometric motifs in red, yellow, pale green and white supplemental patterning flanked by two outer bands of a smaller diamond-shaped latticework. The three bands are separated by two narrower bands of repeating rows of diamond motifs in red, pale green, yellow and white.

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