Woman's tunic (kor)

Burmese (Haka (Lai))
British colonial rule
late 19th century

Object Place: Haka, Chin State, Burma


Overall: 55.9 x 36.8 cm (22 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; warp-faced plain-weave and twill weaves with supplementary weft patterning

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Short red, gold and green sleeveless tunic with a V-neck in front and back and hand-stitched together down the center front and center back. The upper front and back have vertical bands of fine, repeating diamond motifs in red with narrow bands of green in between created by supplemental weft patterning. Below that is a crosswise band of red and gold plaid with a band of solid red underneath. Along the lower edge of the tunic is a narrow crosswise band of repeating geometric motifs in supplementary weft patterning.


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