Man's shoulder bag

Burmese (possibly Karen)
British colonial rule
Early 20th century

Object Place: Shan, Myanmar (Burma)


L x W: 23.5 x 20.5 cm (9 1/4 x 8 1/16 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk, natural dyes, seeds (Job's Tears); warp-face plain weave, discontinous supplementary weft patterning, embroidered

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Flat rectangular bag embroidered all-over in design of horizontal bands, rose silk herringbone predominating; additional vertical bands and small rosettes of white seeds embroidered over rose silk; two black and tan knotted fringe tassels on bottom corners; black and tan woven handle.


This bag was brought by Miss Emily H. Payne from the Burma Hill Tribes early in the twentieth century. She was a missionary.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Eleanor E. Barry