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Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups.
This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total  ...
Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups.
This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total  ...
Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups.
This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total  ...
Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups.
This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total  ...
Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups.
This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total  ...
Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups.
This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total  ...
Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups.
This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total  ...
Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups.
This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total  ...
Burma/Myanmar. The wonderful textiles by the Chin tribal groups. This is a special occasion loincloth called "Biar Pi" by the Northern Chin group Haka and is made of three pieces joined. The total length is cm 640, almost 21 feet. The white center is roughly cm 500 long, while the two end pieces measure cm 72 & 76.The cloth in the center is plain white cotton. The warp is white while the weft is woven with dark indigo cotton thread. The end pieces feature several weft directional rows of discontinuous supplementary weft patterning using silk and cotton thread in various colors. (Description thanks to Michael c. Howard from "Textiles of the Highland Peoples of Burma"). The patterns are mainly diamonds and X's. This type of loincloth is also worn by the Mara and by some Southern Chin groups. Datable to the end of the 19th up to the early years of the 20th century. In good condition, some minor stains. Museum piece. P.S. Last pic shows an example from the book mentioned earlier. Some more pics available on Google/Picasa: https://plus.google.com/photos/102077108999072625754/albums/598694560432...
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