Asian Tribal Art - Breast Cover, Kahmi Ethnic Group, Burma

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Breast cover
Kahmi ethnic group, Arakan area, Burma
Cotton, silk
15" (38 cm) high by 28" (71 cm) wide
Early to mid-20th century
This is a patterned breast cloth made with discontinuous and continuous one-faced supplementary weft patterning. The old tightly woven breast covers like this one are said to be waterproof. Professionally mounted to hang vertically, it could also be hung horizontally.



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