Man's or woman's prestige mantle

Indian (Angami Naga)
20th century

Object Place: Burma


Overall: 181.6 x 113 cm (71 1/2 x 44 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton tapestry weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Prestige mantle worn by men and women with design in main field of widely spaced lozenge motifs in black and red on a white ground; border design along each side of alternating bands of solid black and bands of black with a red strip in the middle; crosswise fringe bound in the middle.


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