Woman's wrapper (nay na)

Burmese (Khumi)
20th century

Object Place: Paletwa, Chin and Arakan States, Burma


Overall: 47 x 96.5 cm (18 1/2 x 38 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton tapestry weave with continuous and discontinuous supplementary acrylic warp and weft patterning silk fringe, glass and seed beads

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular cotton cloth hand stitched together with an enclosed seam to form a tube with lengthwise stripes in black and pink on one side and small repeating geometric lozenges in black and pink on the reverse side, created by supplemental warp and weft patterning. Along one side there is a green silk fringe (green and pink fringe on the reverse side of the skirt) with green, pink and gold patterning along the base of the fringe. The bottom edge is accented with clear, yellow, tan and white glass and seed beads.


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