Man's or woman' mantle

Indian (Angami Naga)

Object Place: Assam, India


Overall: 109 x 168cm (42 15/16 x 66 1/8in.) Other (fringe): 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton warp-faced plain-weave with cotton discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Man’s or woman’s mantle constructed of four cotton panels joined selvedge to selvedge by white overcast stitch. Two outside panels have symmetrical stripes in orange, lime green, white. White field is patterned with asymmetrical arrangement of unique diamond-midule motifs set in rectangles or squares. One end with woven and embroidered bands and fringe; opposite end overcast with white and orange yarns. Condition: minor stains.


Gift from the estate of Dr. Frederick W. Harding, through Mrs. Lynn Jennings, to the MFA, March 19, 1980

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Dr. Fredric W. Harding