Chin Tribal Textile Burma TTL06


This tribal textile is from the Chin people, of Chin State in Burma. It was acquired in Yangon, Burma from a Chin woman who we have formed a lasting friendship with over the years. It is woven in a traditional pattern in earthy tones using natural dyes and would make an exotic bed runner or table runner. Only a small number of these handmade textiles are produced each year in Chin villages and are coveted by textile collectors.

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The Chin are a tribal, mountain dwelling people found in the highlands of north-west Burma. They have a long tradition of weaving magnificent hand woven 100% cotton textiles using the back strap method on a yakan loom. Natural dyes are used by taking extracts from indigenous plants such as the Burmese lacquer tree, wild almonds, mahogany, annatto seeds and indigo. The Chin are widely admired for their unique designs and superior weaving skills. Traditionally, these textiles are worn over the shoulders, but they make exotic table and bed runners.

Length: 194cm, 76 in
Width: 33cm, 13 in

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