Women's lower body wrapper

Burmese (Haka Chin)
19th century


Object Place: Chin, Myanmar (Burma), Northern

Dimensions

97 x 53 cm (38 3/16 x 20 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.53 x 0.97

Accession Number

25.491

Medium or Technique

Cotton, natrual dyes; warp-faced plain weave, yarn-resist dyed (ikat)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dark red ground (red warp, blue weft), rectangular cotton cloth with varied width bands of stripes in dark and light blue, natural ecru and dark and light red. Some of the stripes are created by warp ikat technique. The piece is made of two woven lengths hand sewn together down the center, lengthwise.

Provenance

Purchased

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund