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Court costume

  • Place of origin:

    Rangoon (made)

  • Date:

    early 1860s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Rangoon (made)


early 1860s (made)



Object history note

Described as a "Full dress of a Burma Lady" in the 1880 Slip Book. 1880 Register Entry for 0621: [Case 22] '0621. LADY'S SKIRT. Purple velvet, green silk border, and gold tinsel; Burmah. 6435'

Descriptive line

Ceremonial costume of a Burmese Lady, Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885), Rangoon, Burma, ca. 1860

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Frazer-Lu, Sylvia. Burmese Crafts: Past and Present
Oxford University Press; 1994. 263-265p., ill.

Production Note

Acquired by the India Museum in 1867.


Cotton velvet; Silver-gilt sequins; Silver wire; Cotton; Felt; Net; Tinsel; Hessian


Weaving; Embroidering; Applied work


Women's clothes; Textiles; India Museum


South & South East Asia Collection

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