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Silk Acheik-Luntaya

3rd quarter 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk of the luntaya (one hundred shuttles) interlocking tapestry weave.
Brief Description
Burmese multi-coloured acheik-luntaya silk textile. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885), ca. 1870.
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 145cm
  • Width: 63.5cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
"544"[Refers to sample of this silk in the Forbes-Watson Textile Fabrics of India. See Ref.] (Label)
Bibliographic Reference
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
Collection
Accession Number
6137(IS)

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record createdApril 19, 1999
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