Skirt (Burma), 19th century

Black linen plain cloth with horizontal stripes of red. The material is closely pleated and the pleats held in place by threads; on the top of each pleat is a pattern of tiny flowers embroidered in colored wools, arranged to form a lozenge design. At the bottom of the skirt are bands of red, white and blue cotton cloth; at the top, herringbone stitches in colored wools.

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