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Woman's camisole

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1935-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, machine made lace and mother of pearl buttons. Weaving, stitching, smocking and lace making

  • Museum number:

    IS.31-1998

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A tight fitting woman's sleeveless under bodice with a right hand front pocket. It is finely smocked in a criss-cross pattern and fastened in front with six mother-of-pearl buttons. The top of the back has an inset of floral and foliate patterned lacework and it is edged in eyelet lace along the neckline, under the arms, and over the shoulder straps.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

ca. 1935-1939 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton, machine made lace and mother of pearl buttons. Weaving, stitching, smocking and lace making

Marks and inscriptions

Cash's type makers name in Burmese with a seated chinthe'
Label; Burmese; Burmese; front of camisole; stitching

Dimensions

Length: 52.1 cm, Width: 40.2 cm

Object history note

Believed to have been collected by the donor's father while living in Burma in the second half of the 1930's.

Descriptive line

Woman's white cotton camisole made in Burma. Decorated with smocking and floral and foliate patterned lace. Fastened with mother of pearl buttons. c. 1935 to 1939.

Materials

Machine made lace; Cotton textile; Mother of pearl

Techniques

Weaving; Lace making; Hand smocking; Stitching

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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