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Title

Man’s blanket


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Myanmar


Date

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.


Location

Not on display


Accession number

86.2012



Place

Where the work was made
Myanmar