Man's jacket/ Ein-gyi 1860s  

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Object- Man's jacket/ Ein-gyi
Date- early 1860s
Techniques- Cotton, embroidered and hand-quilted with yellow silk
Dimensions- Length 58 cm (shoulder to hem)/ Width 35.5 cm (across shoulders)/ Length 57 cm (sleeves)
Current Location- Victoria & Albert Museum
Museum number- 5631(IS)

This tightly tailored white cotton jacket--with projecting side flaps over the hips and a rectangular panel behind the front opening--would have been worn by a fashionable Burmese man during the second half of the nineteenth century. Known as an ein-gyi this example is embroidered in a quilted yellow silk displaying the wave and twisted rope patterns typical of Burmese design. It would have formed an ensemble, as shown, when worn with a pah-soe (a voluminous wrapped and draped) skirt.

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