[Portrait of a] Burmese man and wife.
Photographer: Klier, Philip Adolphe
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of a Burmese man and woman taken by Philip Adolphe Klier in Burma (Myanmar) in the 1880s, part of the Gladstone Collection. In this posed studio portrait, they wear traditional Burmese dress, including the wrap-around skirt known as hta-mein worn by women and a more voluminous version for men known as a pahso. Klier (1845-1911), of German origin, started his career as professional photographer in 1871 in Moulmein. He specialised in art photography, his work was published in art books, and he eventually became a dealer in arts and crafts.