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images James Henry Green
Collection, Royal Pavilion, Libraries & Museums, Brighton
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Jpeg 50K 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 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 James 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.
See discussion on the origin of this and other similar bags at the bottom of the photogallery page.
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go to 'A Puzzling Bag' thread on the forum

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