About this object

History of use

Covering for a bed or as extra padding over sleeping mat. (Not tribal Burmese.) Given in pairs as wedding gifts.

Specific techniques

Woven by machine in double length then cut across the warp for a single bed cover.

Physical description

Heavy cotton blanket has alternating black rectangles and squares on horizontal areas of light blue, then white, light brown, then yellow. Entire design is alternating colours and squares then rectangles both horizontally and vertically. Unravelled warp creates fringes of black and white at both ends.