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Burma image, WA0584

Uploaded on:
07/12/2018 10:40
File Size:
28.47 MB
1890 x 2631 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 87323
Description: Burma image, WA0584. Chinbok woman from the Pokoku Chin hills. Her face is tattooed dark blue all over.
'Chinbok' was a terms that was used in reference to certain communities of Chin people who lived in the south of the Chin hills region, close to the plains. Although it was widely used by the administration in colonial Burma, and had probably been derived from Burmese usage, the term was considered highly offensive by those to whom it was applied, having connotations of 'rottenness' or something foul smelling.
Categories: Collections/ World Art  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: All Rights Reserved
Caption: Burma image, WA0584

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_wa0584_d01.tif
Size: 28.47 MB; 1890 x 2631 pixels; 160 x 223 mm (print at 300 DPI); 500 x 696 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA0584