Burma image, WA0512

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1943 x 2693 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 84395
Description: Burma image, WA0512. [Haka Chin woman.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
'The Haka and all southern women wear their hair in a ball low down on the nape of the neck. The ball is produced by coiling the hair round a brass, two-pronged skewer, weighing from 2-5lbs, the object of the great weight of the skewer being to keep the hair well down on the neck. The hair is kept from becoming unwound by means of a bamboo spike which acts as an ordinary hairpin. These bamboo spikes are often lacquered and prettily engraved and are a favourite gift of young men to their sweethearts. The southern women are very proud of their hair, which is considered the chief point of beauty in woman. It is, however, supposed to be unlucky to compliment a woman on her hair, and for the same reason, flowers are never worn in the hair' ['The Chin Hills: Vol. I', B. S. Carey and H. N. Tuck, Rangoon, 1896, p.170]
Categories: Collections/ World Art  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: All Rights Reserved
Caption: Burma image, WA0512

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Image
Subject tags:
Myanmar; James Henry Green Collection
Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Myanmar

File info

Original Filename: dmas_wa0512_d01.tif
Size: 29.95 MB; 1943 x 2693 pixels; 165 x 228 mm (print at 300 DPI); 514 x 713 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA0512