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Girdle

Girdle

  • Place of origin:

    Burma
    Rakhine State (made)

  • Date:

    c. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton. Dye. Plain and supplementary weave.

  • Museum number:

    5626(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Soft white belt or girdle its ends decorated in supplementary weave in red and navy forming a band of geometric patterns. The hand rolled hems are sewn with dark navy thread.

Place of Origin

Burma
Rakhine State (made)

Date

c. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton. Dye. Plain and supplementary weave.

Marks and inscriptions

"India-Bengal, 4062,
A cloth, Arracan".
Label; English & French; Pinned to garment

Dimensions

Length: 155 cm, Width: 9 cm

Object history note

Label pinned to garment:" India-Bengal, 4062, A cloth, Arracan".

Descriptive line

A cotton belt or girdle from Rakhine State, Burma. The tribe is still to be determined. White with ends decorated in geometric patterns in red and navy. c. 1850

Production Note

1880 Slip Book states that this garment was received from Arracan [Rakine State] in 1855. (in English and French). Tribe needs to be identified.

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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