Young woman's wrapper (takas seang)

Burmese (Khami, Chin)
20th century

Object Place: Arakan State, Myanmar (Burma)


Overall: 66 x 121.9 cm (26 x 48 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton; warp-faced plain-weave with discontinuous supplementary weft patterning

Not On View


Asia, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular cotton cloth with a central field in black with a repeating motif of stylized butterflies in pink, green, yellow and white. Each lengthwise edge has a border of pink and black separated from the central field by a narrow band in green and gold. There is a narrow handrolled, handstitched hem on each crosswise edge.


Woven by Daw Ma Htwee of Bauk Kan Chung village; Purchased from Daw Ma Htwee by Tribal Spirits, 1997; Purchased by the MFA, April 27, 2005

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham