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Rawang menâs blanket

Rawang men’s blanket

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1950: Item # 1415440

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Rare three paneled men’s wrap from the Nung/Rawang ethnic group of the Kachin State, Burma. The weaving technique and materials are quite unique which I have not encountered with any other ethnic group. The base warp and weft foundation is made from nettle fiber, the pile is made from cotton, and the finished maroon colored ends are finished in wool. All the fibers on this piece are handspun with the exception of the bright colored yarn which are “store bought” synthetics. The Rawang are a highland people who live in very remote areas of Northern Burma, and Yunnan China, although there are a few Christianized communities in Northern Thailand who arrived in the past generation or two as part of the greater Diaspora of many of Burma’s ethnic minorities. Excellent condition. L: 2m/78in and W: 1.04m/41in. Circa 50 years old.