AN ENIGMATIC JACKET FROM SHAN STATE, MYANMAR – TAASA Review September 2021
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This article was originally found in the September 2021 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 30, Issue 3, Page 22).
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Gill Green I purchased this jacket in 2008 at a roadside stall near Lake Inle in Eastern Shan state, northern Myanmar.
What caught my attention was its multiple esoteric images which, inked and painted on both front and back, defy one not to be curious about their origin and significance.
Fashioned from commercially woven Chinese silk the jacket has a front opening, fabric buttons and fasteners and two pockets...