Karen Woman’s Tunic
Totally handsewn, this Sgaw Karen woman’s tunic is a nice older example of this genre. Supple, weft-faced, handwoven indigo cotton is the foundation for a lower panel of elaborate embroidery utilizing cotton yarn and Job’s Tears seeds. A random pattern of grey threads in the indigo part is an unusual accent. All edging is handmade white cotton braid. We see this style occasionally available in the villages and markets, but utilizing black commercial cotton, not handwoven indigo anymore. Condition is very good- this one was probably stored and saved for special occasions.
Size: 24 in. h. x 25 in. w.