Burmese multi-coloured cotton and silk hta-mein (now in two parts). Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). ca. 1875. Acheik-luntaya patterned area.
4397A and 4397B originally formed one garment but at some time it was cut down the middle forming the present two sections. Treated as a whole it is composed of three parts. A red cotton waistband joined to a strip of acheik (horizontal wave patterned) silk textile with checkered end borders of indigo, white, coral, red and yellow to which is attached a separately woven pink silk train partly patterned in fine horizontal stripes in red, violet, maroon and yellow. These components are hand stitched together.