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Woman's longyi

Woman's longyi

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1935-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plain fine weave cotton with tie-dyed ikat patterning.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Garment made from one length of cloth with the warp ends stitched to form a tube. Horizontal bands and stripes - red, black and green. Central red bands contain white ikat streak patterns. Distinctive plain black top and bottom.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


ca. 1935-1939 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Plain fine weave cotton with tie-dyed ikat patterning.


Length: 96.5 cm, Height: 93.9 cm

Object history note

Believed to have been collected by the donor's father during his service in Burma in the second half of the 1930's.

Historical significance: The white ikat streak patterns closely resemble the Karen "python skin" woven into 19th century Karen women's tribal skirts. (See Karen Skirt 7281 IS)

Descriptive line

Burmese woman's longyi in red, black, green and white. Features white tie-dyed ikat streak patterns. c. 1935 to 1935.


Cotton; Dye; Thread


Weaving; Stitching; Dyeing; Tie-dyeing


South & South East Asia Collection

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