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Burmese Longyi

Burmese Longyi

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1980: Item # 1260058

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Unusual dated woman’s sarong from Burma. This is hand loomed with a dancing girl motif, 1974 date (coincides with the forming of Burma’s 2nd constitution under Ne Win) and traditional Burmese pattern. It appears to be made of a combination of silk and synthetic fiber- the yellow threads are silk while the rest are “something else”. Possibly part of a dance troupe costume for a commemorative performance, interesting piece, the only dated one I have ever seen. There are some runs in the fabric- the worst being noted in the last enlargement viewed from inside. W: 168cm/64in and H: 100cm/39.5in.