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Two headcloths

Two headcloths

  • Place of origin:

    Arakan (made)

  • Date:

    before 1855 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    05471A/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Two identical scarves

Place of Origin

Arakan (made)

Date

before 1855 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Descriptive line

Two fringed headcloths from Arracan of a hill people still to be identified. Plain and supplementary weave of white cotton with striped borders of blue and red. c. before 1855

Production Note

1880 Slip Book states that a cotton piece? scarf was received in Arracan in 1855. Very similar to 05553 (IS) - also a head cloth from Arracan. The two registerred with this number maybe hko-peu-ki (Karen men's headcloths) or from a sub-group of the Chin people. Both Karen and Chin people inhabit areas of Arracan (Arakan).

Categories

India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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