Woman's jacket

Thai (Akha peoples, Loimi subgroup)
20th century

Object Place: Thailand


77.15 cm (30 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Appliquéd cotton, indigo-dyed; plain weave, appliquéd with cotton plain weave and embroidered with cotton and embellished with plastic buttons, glass beads, and silver bosses

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Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Hip length jacket with center front closure and slits at side. Back of jacket and sleeves embroidered and appliquéd with polychrome bands of geometric designs and silver bosses, white shirt buttons, and glass beads.
Condition: good, red appliquéd cotton bands faded.


Acquired by the donor from the estate of Ruth Weil. Ms. Weil's husband, Joe Hodnick, purchased the jacket on his travels in Thailand in the 1960s.

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Ruth Weil