bag (containers)

Bag with drawstring. Rectangular bag, with opening at one end with internal drawstring. The bag made of a broad strip of woven black cloth, folded over at the side and stitched together on the other side and at the base. Lined with red cloth sewn on and sewn to enclose a drawstring near the top. The bag has vertical decoration in white and blue warp stripes, interspersed with supplementary lozenges in white, red, yellow and blue, with some broader bands having blocks of three rows of zig-zags in blue.

Lakher is the name given to the people by outsiders: they are known to themselves as the Mara (see N.E.Parry 1932 The Lakhers London: Macmillan). See illustration of `Woman’s skirt, Mara’ in Fraser, D.W. & Fraser, B.G. 2005 Mantles of Merit: Chin textiles from Myanmar, India and Bangladesh Bangkok: River Books, p129 This collection associated with the Lakher Pioneer Mission set up by Rev R.A. Lorrain with his wife Maud in 1907. The mission was supported by Lorrain’s home church in Penge. The mission is now the Mara Independent Evangelical Church.

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