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Acheik-Luntaya Silk Textile

3rd quarter 19th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Two lengths of cloth tacked together along one selvage edge. Repeating acheik (horizontal wave pattern) stripes of red, green and yellow on a white warp ground. Possibly intended to form a pah-soe (man's wrap around skirt).


Object details
Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Silk luntaya (one hundred shuttles) interlocking tapestry weave.
Brief description
Multi-coloured acheik-luntaya silk textile, from Pegu, Burma (Myanmar). Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885), ca. 1870.
Physical description
Two lengths of cloth tacked together along one selvage edge. Repeating acheik (horizontal wave pattern) stripes of red, green and yellow on a white warp ground. Possibly intended to form a pah-soe (man's wrap around skirt).
Dimensions
  • Length: 213.5cm
  • 1st length width: 33cm
  • Length: 122cm
  • 2nd length width: 33cm
Style
Bibliographic references
  • Fraser-Lu. Sylvia. Handwoven Textiles of South-East Asia Oxford University Press, 1994. 50 & 90p. ill
  • Forbes Watson, J. London: India Museum, 1873-74. No. 545
Collection
Accession number
6152(IS)

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Record createdApril 27, 1999
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