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Title

Man’s blanket

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Myanmar
    Cultural origin
    Chin people, Laytu sub-group
    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
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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Myanmar