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Chin Loincloth

Chin Loincloth


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1950: Item # 1398382

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Special Offer; Reduced from $350 to $220. Rare men’s loin cloth from the Northern Chin, Haka group Burma. Mantle of Merit: Barbara Fraser has a good write up on these, and has a couple of pieces dating to late 19th to early 20th century, she also writes these were rarely used after 1950 so I can date this piece to b around then or earlier. The two end panels are different colors of which the lighter indigo blue colored is original while the darker piece is looks to be slightly newer. Made from hand spun cotton with silk patterns. A few small holes, and some tears along the selvedge of the gusset (never thought I would actually have a use for that word). L: 3.7m/12ft2in and W: 42cm/16.5in.