Chin Tribal Textile Burma TTL14

This tribal textile from the Chin people was acquired from a Chin friend who brings a small selection of these marvelous textiles to Yangon each year. It is woven in a traditional pattern in dark navy and cream 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 they are coveted by textile collectors.


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 handspun pure 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: 165cm, 65 in
Width: 39cm, 15.5 in
Provenance: Chin State, Burma

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