Man's skirt / Pah-soe 1850  

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Object-Man's skirt / Pah-soe
Date- early 1850s
Techniques- Fine quality silk luntaya ('100 shuttles' interlocking tapestry weave) cloth
Place- Burma
Dimensions- Length 422 cm / Width 122 cm
Current Location-Victoria & Albert Museum
Museum number - 0798(IS)

This beautifully patterned, voluminously wrapped and draped silk skirt, is known as a
pah-soe. Dating to before 1855, it was worn by fashionable Burmese gentlemen during festive occasions. Typical of a formal pah-soe, it is woven in vivid colours and displays the unique Burmese pattern called '100 shuttles' in an interlocking tapestry weave known as acheik-luntaya. It would have formed part of an ensemble, with an ein-gyi (jacket).

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