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Silk acheik-luntaya

Silk acheik-luntaya

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    3rd quarter 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk of the luntaya (one hundred shuttles) interlocking tapestry weave.

  • Museum number:

    6137(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Acheik (horizontal wave) patterned textile.
Warp: repeating bands of green, white, lime, yellow and coral.
Weft: 3 repeating acheik patterns in the same colours as the warp.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

3rd quarter 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Silk of the luntaya (one hundred shuttles) interlocking tapestry weave.

Marks and inscriptions

"544"[Refers to sample of this silk in the Forbes-Watson Textile Fabrics of India. See Ref.]
Label

Dimensions

Length: 145 cm, width: 63.5 cm

Descriptive line

Burmese multi-coloured acheik-luntaya silk textile. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885), ca. 1870.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

U Aye Myint. Burmese Design Through Drawings
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, 1993. Nos 691, 666, 667.,ill
Forbes Watson, Dr. John. Textile Fabrics of India
London India Museum 1873-74. No. 544
Fraser-Lu, Sylvia. Handwoven Textiles of South-East Asia
Oxford University Press: 1988. 50 & 88p.,ill

Materials

Silk

Techniques

Weaving

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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