Lower body wrapper
Indian for Siamese market
100 x 267 cm (39 3/8 x 105 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cotton; plain-weave, printed
Not On View
Lower body wrapper with design of fine diamond lattice in black on a green ground in the central field surrounded by borders with stylized floral motifs outlined in white on red and blue grounds with an additional yellow floral band on each crosswise border. Possibly made in India for the Siamese market.
This rectangular piece of cloth is worn wrapped around the waist, passed between the legs and tucked in at the back, or front, to form a pantaloon. The pha nung was commonly worn by both men and women up until the turn of the nineteenth century.
Purchased by the MFA on January 8, 1925
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund