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Burmese woman

Burmese woman

Photographer: Watts and Skeen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/15(59)

Item number: 4301559

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Burmese woman, taken by Watts and Skeen in the 1890s, from the Curzon Collection. In this studio portrait the unknown sitter is dressed in a traditional costume consisting of a woven silk wrap-around skirt known as a hta-mein, with a loose wide-sleeved jacket. She wears flowers in her hair, is richly adorned with jewellery and is posed holding a parasol. The independence and social freedom of Burmese women was remarked on by many European visitors.

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