Woman's skirt (phaa sin)

Thai
Chakri dynasty
early 20th century


Object Place: Thailand

Dimensions

Height x width: 36 3/8 x 29 1/4 in. (92.4 x 74.3 cm)

Accession Number

47.1111

Medium or Technique

Silk, metallic gold paper-wrapped thread; plain weave ground, discontinuous supplementary weft patterning.

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular pale lavender and gold silk cloth handstitched along one side to form a tube, one end of which overlaps the other. The primary designs elements are a large central band of diamond-shaped lattice and floral motifs created by supplemental gold-wrapped weft thread. On one end of the skirt there is a border of scrolling gold floral motifs; the other end is unadorned.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on June 12, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Francis B. Sayre