Woman's breastcloth (ah khin)

Burmese (Khami, Chin)
20th century

Object Place: Arakan State, Burma


Overall: 38.1 x 80 cm (15 x 31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton tapestry weave with supplementary silk warp and weft patterning, glass beads

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular cotton cloth with three lengthwise bands of pink, black and yellow separated by two narrower bands of geometric patterning in black, blue, pink, yellow and white. Along the crosswise edge is a fringe of glass beads in clear, white and yellow with pink tufts of yarn.


Woven by Daw La Moon of Bauk Kan Chung village; 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