This photo shows two bags: on the left is a new man's bag, Jinghpaw Hkahku,
woven by Gwi Kai Nan in Myitkyina, 2002. This was commissioned by the
Green Centre at the Brighton Museum (UK) which, in 2001, commissioned
weavers in Kachin State to make 17 wedding outfits. The bag on the right
has been in Gwi Kai Nan's family for more than four generations. This
bag shows similar designs to those on a 'Bag, Kachin, Jinghpaw Hkahku,
northern Kachin State and Hukawng Valley' which was collected by James
Henry Green during the 1920s and which is illustrated (page 164, Fig.
6.3.1.iv) in 'Textiles from Burma: Featuring the James Henry Green Collection'
and edited by Elizabeth Dell and Sandra Dudley. See information on the
Green Gallery of World Art including a nice outline on James
Green. A Kachin
textiles link on that page gives further information about the project
referred to above to create new (Kachin) textiles.