Woman's lower body wrapper (pukhang)

Burmese (Jinghpaw)
20th century


Object Place: Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)

Dimensions

Overall: 74.9 x 147.3 cm (29 1/2 x 58 in.)

Accession Number

2005.149

Medium or Technique

Cotton, wool, silk; weft face plain weave and twill weave ground, tapestry weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Violet-red overall rectangular cloth with pink, orange, purple, light blue, blue-black, green and yellow accents. The main design elements consist of crosswise bands of alternating geometric motifs and a large block of solid blue-black with narrow pink stripes. One selvedge has a red-orange cotton binding and the crosswise ends have a blue cotton binding. The piece is made up of three woven lengths handsewn together.

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