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Burma image, WA0596

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Description: Burma image, WA0596. [Captain Green's soldiers pitching a tent in Kachin village. Kachin long house in background.] (Researcher's notes in brackets)
'The houses have no particular orientation. The Duwa [chief] has ordinarily the best site in the midst of his subjects. His house, called the 'tingnu', is usually a very long one and can be identified by the sun and moon outside the front porch. The Hkahku house is in most respects similar to the Kachin house but is on a larger scale. The biggest house I saw was in Tingnan village. It was 110 yards long and contained nineteen fireplaces' [dissertation, 1934:73-74]

*****Major C. M. Enriquez, who commanded Kachin troops in Mesopotamia in the first world war wrote the following on the advantages and disadvantages of lodging in villages compared to staying in special military rest houses that had been built in many parts of British administered territory: 'There were, of course, no more comfortable rest-houses, but this had its advantages as well as its drawbacks. It is troublesome to be stared at and spat round, and there is an awful monotony in expounding the same truths, making the same jokes, and meeting the same defeats for twenty consecutive days; but on the other hand, there is a far closer intimacy with the villagers round the camp-fire, which has its pleasures and compensations. The rest-house, whatever its comforts, has been a serious factor in isolating us from the people. A special insight belonged to the days when officers travelled slowly, slept in huts and zayats, or sought the hospitality of village monasteries' ['A Burmese Arcady', Major C. M. Enriquez, London, 1923, p.243]
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art, Collections/ World Art/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar)  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: James Henry Green Charitable Trust
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Burma image, WA0596

Object or Artwork info

Type (of Object or Artwork): Image
Source (of Object / Artwork): Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Subject tags:
Myanmar; James Henry Green Collection
Other Keywords: Photography; Burma; Myanmar

File info

Original Filename: dmas_wa0596_d01.tif
Media: Image
Size: 29.70 MB; 2720 x 1907 pixels; 230 x 161 mm (print at 300 DPI); 720 x 505 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA0596