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Collection

Myanmar

Title
Man’s blanket
Place of origin
Myanmar
Cultural origin
Chin people, Laytu sub-group
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
cotton with two-faced and mixed-faced supplementary weft patterning, countered weft twining, pom-poms gathered along the seam, and running overhand knots
Dimensions

145.6 x 67.4 cm (irreg.)

Credit
Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
86.2012
Location
Not on display
Further information

This is an example of a Laytu Chin textile from Burma. The warp-faced textile is embellished with stripes, pom-poms, and elaborate supplementary weft designs in the two white stripes. Typically for backstrap woven cloths, this wrap is made of two pieces of fabric joined together with running overhand knots. Such cloths were used for ceremonial events such as feasts and funerals.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.