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Hta-Mein

ca. 1870 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

4397A and 4397B originally formed one garment but at some time it was cut down the middle forming the present two sections. Treated as a whole it is composed of three parts. A red cotton waistband joined to a strip of acheik (horizontal wave patterned) silk textile with checkered end borders of indigo, white, coral, red and yellow to which is attached a separately woven pink silk train partly patterned in fine horizontal stripes in red, violet, maroon and yellow. These components are hand stitched together.


Object details
Category
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Part
  • Part
Materials and techniques
Cotton cloth and silk cloth of luntaya ( "one hundred shuttles"interlocking tapestry weave) technique.
Brief description
Burmese multi-coloured cotton and silk hta-mein (now in two parts). Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). ca. 1875. Acheik-luntaya patterned area.
Physical description
4397A and 4397B originally formed one garment but at some time it was cut down the middle forming the present two sections. Treated as a whole it is composed of three parts. A red cotton waistband joined to a strip of acheik (horizontal wave patterned) silk textile with checkered end borders of indigo, white, coral, red and yellow to which is attached a separately woven pink silk train partly patterned in fine horizontal stripes in red, violet, maroon and yellow. These components are hand stitched together.
Style
Bibliographic reference
Fraser-Lu, Sylvia. Handwoven Textiles of South-East Asia Oxford University Press: 1988. 50 & 88p., ill. Fraser-Lu, Sylvia Burmese Crafts: Past and Present Oxford University Press: 1994. 262p., ill Ferrars, Max & Bertha. Burma London, 1901: 60p., ill. 136 & 137
Collection
Accession number
4397A/(IS)

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Record createdMay 25, 1999
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