tunic / coat
Coat, married man's tunic made of silk; with fringes and front decoration.
- Found/Acquired: Golaghat District
- (Asia,India,Assam,Golaghat District)
- Length: 95 centimetres (incl. fringes)
- Width: 53 centimetres
Text from Eth Doc 1718: This is woven from 'endi' or 'eri' silk, spun from the cocoons of the attacus ricini, the red stripes being dyed with lac dye after the thread has been mordanted with the juice of baccaurea sapida leaves. Mikirs calls this garment 'choi'. Stack and Lyall do not explain that this red-striped silk coat is worn only by married householders. [Lyall, Sir Charles (ed) From the Papers of the late Edward Stack (1908), The Mikirs, London, David Nutt.]
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