Tapestry Weave Skirtcloth (Htamein)

The prized cloth for Htamein(sarong) in Burma has always been the Lantaya-Acheic.This horizontally patterned silk cloth is woven on a traditional loom in interlocking tapestry weave. The complicated work gets done by pairs of girls who painstakingly manipulate 100-200 small shuttles back and forth in turn through a warp of over 1500 threads.The design usually distinct wavelike cables, sometimes with floral endings.

Circa: Early 20th C.

Origin: Burma

Material: Silk

Condition: Some dye run, fair

Dimensions: 46" x 51"

Inventory number: TX1866



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