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Thailand Karen Hilltribe embroidered shell blouse

Thailand Karen Hilltribe embroidered shell blouse

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1940: Item # 818419

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This blouse is from Thailand and made for use by a Karen Hilltribe woman. First the fabric was hand woven from cotton fibers. Next the surface was lower half was elaborately decorated with cotton thread embroidery and tiny sea urchin shells using a geometric pattern. Then it was whip stitched into the form of a blouse using white cotton thread. This garment makes a wonderful display piece and can also be worn for special occassions. 23 inches across and 27 inches long.