Woman's upper body wrapper (htip paum)

Burmese (Khami, Chin)
20th century


Object Place: Arakan State, Burma

Dimensions

Overall: 44.5 x 172.7 cm (17 1/2 x 68 in.)

Accession Number

2005.154

Medium or Technique

Cotton, silk, wool; Warp-face plain weave, tapestry weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning, cut-pile

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Violet-red (red warp, blue weft) rectangular cloth with central yellow and black lengthwise panel worked with small geometric patterning. Each crosswise end has a narrow cut-pile band of pink, blue and green and a short fringe.

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