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Girl's longyi

Girl's longyi

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1935-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk, cotton textile, gilt braid. Weaving, stitching

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tube like in plain pink with a soft piece of black cotton (7.6 cm wide) attached to the top to serve as a waist band. Lower part of the garment decorated with 1 cm. wide gilt braid.
It was worn folded in a large pleat to the left side. The excess cloth is tucked in at the waist.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


ca. 1935-1939 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk, cotton textile, gilt braid. Weaving, stitching


Length: 76.2 cm, Width: 62.2 cm

Object history note

To be worn by a young girl on ceremonial occasions.

Descriptive line

Burmese girl's plain pink silk longyi with a black cotton waist band. Decorated at the hem with gold braid. To be worn on ceremonial occasions. c. 1935 to 1939


Silk; Cotton textile; Gold braid


Weaving; Stitching; Braiding; Metal-working


South & South East Asia Collection

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