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Skirt

Skirt

  • Place of origin:

    Rakhine State (made)
    Burma

  • Date:

    c. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton. Dye. Plain and supplementary weave.

  • Museum number:

    5478(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A single garment formed from 6 narrow panels approximately 17.7 cm each stitched along the weft edges.

Mixed white and grey striped central panel with two red decorated borders.

Place of Origin

Rakhine State (made)
Burma

Date

c. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton. Dye. Plain and supplementary weave.

Marks and inscriptions

Name of article: a petticoat
Where produced: Arracan
Label; French and English; pinned to garment

Dimensions

Length: 149 cm, Width: 89 cm

Object history note

Described as a "Cotton Petticoat Piece of mixed white and grey" in the 1880 Slip Book.
Received from Arracan in 1855

Descriptive line

A cotton wrap skirt from Rakhine State, Burma. Mixed white, grey and red.Plain weave with added designs in supplementary weave. Tribe needs to be identified. c. 1850

Production Note

1880 Slip Book states that this garment was received from Arracan [Rakhine State] in 1855. Tribe needs to be identified. Comment by David W. Fraser of The Textile Museum of Washington D.C. (2003) is that it is "Not immediately Chin - possibly Naga".

Materials

Cotton; Dye

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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