Body shirt

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Registration number
2544
Item name
Body shirt 
Category
Bodywear
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
Karen 
Place
Asia > Burma > Kayin (Karen) > Kayin (Karen) > Hpale
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Mr Ralph Mason 
Dimensions
H: W: 740 mm L: 660 mm D: 40 mm Circum:

Description

Large square blue poncho with red, orange, white and yellow embroidery. Small seeds are also used as decoration. A red band of fabric adorns the hem.

Research notes

Old Catalogue Card: This comes from Hpale in the Karen country and belonged to a village elder of the Black Karen. It is made of local cloth and design.

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