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Blanket

Blanket

  • Place of origin:

    Burma
    Rakhine State (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton textile. Weaving. Dyeing.

  • Museum number:

    4811(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A man's shawl/blanket. Two lengths stitched together, each L. 2 meters 20 cm. x W. 70 cm.
Navy with woven patterns of fine white stripes along the length and two horizontal widely spaced red and yellow bands.

Place of Origin

Burma
Rakhine State (made)

Date

c. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton textile. Weaving. Dyeing.

Dimensions

Length: 220 cm, Width: 140 cm

Object history note

Received from Arracan in 1855

Descriptive line

Possibly a Chin man's garment to be worn in cool weather from Rakhine State Burma. Dark blue with white, red and yellow stripes. c. 1850.

Production Note

1880 Slip Book states that this garment was received from Arracan in 1855 and goes onto describe it as a man's garment or in native terms a khess. According to Sabah Husain in Sept 1995 this is an Indian term used to describe a shawl like garment thrown over the shoulders by men in cool weather. Sandra Dudley of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford in 1999 attributes it probably to the Chin hill people.

Materials

Cotton textile; Dye

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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