Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles from Myanmar, India and Bangladesh
Until now the history, culture and textiles of the Chin, a heterogeneous group of people, has been inadequately studied. Their rich textile culture emphasizes grand blankets and intricate tunics, made of homespun cotton, flax, hemp and silk, dyed with in
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19th century 24 warps/cm 9 wefts/cm Arang Asho bands beads blanket in Figure Breast cloth Checkerboard variant Chin groups Chin Hills Chin textiles Chittagong Chittagong Hills cm x2 Collection of Digna color complementary weft patterning Continuous 1 faced Cotton and silk Countered weft twining cross-knit looping decorated Diamond twill Digna and Neil Discontinuous 2-faced supplementary End finish Estimated faced complementary weft faced supplementary weft Falam False embroidery feast Haka half hitches head wrapper headband Homespun cotton joined simply Kanpetlet Kaung Khamau Khumi Kounsho Laid-in wefts Lauktu Laytu Lehman loincloth loom widths M'kang Manipur Mara Matupi Mindat Mizo Mizoram N'men Neil Ryan Northern Chin obverse overhand knots Paletwa phyang plain weave puan stripes Rakhine resist dyeing running overhand knots selvages shed rod structural weft Sunghtu supplementary weft patterning Tiddim traditional Utbu village warp stripes warp-faced warps/cm Weft-faced plain weave weft-wise wefts/cm Woman's tunic worn yarns Zahau