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Burma image, WA0606

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07/12/2018 12:31
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28.19 MB
2585 x 3810 pixels
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Digital Media Bank ID: 87342
Description: Burma image, WA0606. Full length portrait of two Shan girls.
'Until Shan children are five or six years old there is little difference in the lives of boys and girls. Little girls soon learn to make themselves useful in the house. They are taught to sweep, and they must remember that is is unlucky to do so after sunset; if it is absolutely necessary to clean the floor at a late hour, the sweepings should be kept in the house until morning. Girls have other lessons to learn in the home. They are taught to take the seeds from the bolls of cotton, to set the long strands on the loom, and tie the ropes through the big beams which form the treadles. Children also help to watch the wood fire, which burns on a box filled with deep sand. Little girls are tiny editions of their mothers, dressed in exactly the same fashion' ['Shans at Home', L. Milne, London, 1910, pp.42-43]
Categories: Timeline/ 1920s, Collections/ World Art, Collections/ World Art/ Asia/ James Henry Green Photos of Burma (Myanmar)  

Copyright & Re-use

Credit Line: James Henry Green Charitable Trust
Licence: CC BY-SA
Caption: Burma image, WA0606

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_wa0606_d01.tif
Media: Image
Size: 28.19 MB; 2585 x 3810 pixels; 219 x 323 mm (print at 300 DPI); 684 x 1008 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Portrait

Administrative info

Linked Accession no.: WA0606