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- Asia > Burma > Kayin (Karen) > Kayin (Karen) > Hpale
- H: W: 740 mm L: 660 mm D: 40 mm Circum:
Large square dark blue poncho with red, orange, green and yellow embroidery. Small seeds are also used as decoration. White stitching adorns the arms and neck seams. The hem is finished with orange and green stitching.
Old Catalogue Card: This comes from Hpale in the Karen country. It is a dancing - girl's jacket made of local cloth and design. It belongs to the Black Karens. It is only used when the girl was part of a Pwe (pronouned pwoia) group. This is a dancing troupe of two or three men who play the musical instruments and three to five girls who dance. They appear at entertainments.