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Sash

Sash

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (Shan or Kachin State, made)

  • Date:

    early 20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton or wool, silk and silk floss, gold and silver thread. Plain and supplementary weave.

  • Museum number:

    IS.143-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Main body of the cloth is black. It is distinguished by end borders (L. 32 cm.) which feature two bands of geometric patterns in variations of nra pu (Desmodium Grans in bloom) within a kanipu (poppy in bloom) in a supplementary weave in pinks, green and yellow silk floss embellished with gold and silver metal thread amidst of 3 repeats of weft stripes in yellow white, green silk, silver threads and gold ribboning.
The whole of the garment is edged with silver cording.

Place of Origin

Burma (Shan or Kachin State, made)

Date

early 20th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cotton or wool, silk and silk floss, gold and silver thread. Plain and supplementary weave.

Dimensions

Length: 213 cm, Width: 38 cm

Descriptive line

A sash worn by a person from either Kachin State or the Shan States, Burma. Cotton or wool with silk. Plain and supplementary weave. Black with end borders in yellow, green, white and patterned stripes embellished with silver work. c.early 20th century.

Materials

Cotton; Gold; Silver; Silk; Thread

Techniques

Weaving; Metal-working; Stitching

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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