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Textile

Textile

  • Place of origin:

    Arakan State (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    cotton, dyed, hand-loomed with supplementary weave

  • Museum number:

    IS.14-2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangle formed with two lengths (W. 17 cm) hand stitched along the weft edge. Black weft and warp. Blue and brown stripes formed with a supplementary weft weave. Brown tassels at each corner. Possibly worn as a head cloth or wrap skirt.

Place of Origin

Arakan State (made)

Date

ca. 1850 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

cotton, dyed, hand-loomed with supplementary weave

Dimensions

Length: 89 cm, Width: 35.5 cm

Descriptive line

A black loom woven skirt or headcloth with brown corner tassels attributed to a Chin group from Arracan. Distinguished by blue and brown stripes in supplementary weave. c. 1850

Production Note

Made by an anonymous member of a Chin group from Arakan, Myanmar

Materials

Cotton; Dye

Techniques

Weaving; Dyeing

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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