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Shirt

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)
    Rakhine State (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton textile. Dye. Weaving. Supplementary weaving. Stitching. Dyeing

  • Museum number:

    05490(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Formed with two lengths stitched to make one panel then folded in half at the shoulders and stitched with openings forms and neck.

Black ground in plain weave patterned in supplementary weave with geometric patterns in dark pink and green.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)
Rakhine State (made)

Date

c. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton textile. Dye. Weaving. Supplementary weaving. Stitching. Dyeing

Dimensions

Length: 57 cm, Width: 41 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register entry: '05490. JACKET. Dark blue, embroidered; Arracan. 3963'.

Descriptive line

A Laytoo man or woman's black cotton shirt from Southern Chin State, Burma. Plain weave with supplementary geometric patterns in dark pink and green. c. 1850

Production Note

"Laytu" or "Laytoo" part of the Chin group living in Southern Chin State or Rakine State. Sandra Dudley 1999. David W. Fraser, The Textile Museum of Washington, D.C., 2003.

Materials

Cotton textile; Dye

Techniques

Weaving; Stitching; Dyeing

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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