Woman's skirt

Woman's lower body wrapper

Burmese (Maru peoples)
mid-20th century

Object Place: Kachin State, Myanmar (Burma)


Height x width: 60 x 29 in. (152.4 x 73.7 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton - plain weave and wool

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Long rectangular shape skirt comprised of three woven panels, approximately 10 inches wide, sewn along the selvedges. The central portion of this garment is dramatically patterned in alternating red and black horizontal stripes on a white cotton ground. The bottom black stripes features a dynamic supplementary single-faced zigzag pattern in yellow and red cotton threads with white accents. The bottom edge has repeating small diamond shapes in russet red wool and multicolored cotton. Both ends of the skirt have 9 inch borders of russet red and black wool woven lattices of chevrons and interlocking spiral ladders.


Acquired by dealer in 1995; Purchased by the MFA from Tribal Spirit Traders, Leyden, MA, April 26, 2006.

Credit Line

Textile Curator's Fund