Woman's lower body wrapper (pukhang)

Burmese (Jinghpaw)
20th century

Object Place: Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)


Overall: 74.9 x 147.3 cm (29 1/2 x 58 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, wool, silk; weft face plain weave and twill weave ground, tapestry weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Violet-red overall rectangular cloth with pink, orange, purple, light blue, blue-black, green and yellow accents. The main design elements consist of crosswise bands of alternating geometric motifs and a large block of solid blue-black with narrow pink stripes. One selvedge has a red-orange cotton binding and the crosswise ends have a blue cotton binding. The piece is made up of three woven lengths handsewn together.


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