Woman's wrapper (nay na)

Burmese (Khumi)
20th century


Object Place: Paletwa, Chin and Arakan States, Burma

Dimensions

Overall: 47 x 96.5 cm (18 1/2 x 38 in.)

Accession Number

2005.153

Medium or Technique

Cotton tapestry weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary acrylic warp and weft patterning silk fringe, glass and seed beads

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Rectangular cotton cloth hand stitched together with an enclosed seam to form a tube with lengthwise stripes in black and pink on one side and small repeating geometric lozenges in black and pink on the reverse side, created by supplemental warp and weft patterning. Along one side there is a green silk fringe (green and pink fringe on the reverse side of the skirt) with green, pink and gold patterning along the base of the fringe. The bottom edge is accented with clear, yellow, tan and white glass and seed beads.

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