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Sinh (Skirt)
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This beautiful skirt is called a Sinh Mikhan or tie dye. It is composed of two items, internal and external. The hand woven cotton internal part has a red top. The external part has three connected pieces. The top part is made from red cotton. the body of the Sinh is a tie dye pattern,vertically woven stripes with gold threads. The bottom of the sihn is woven in the Tai Phuan's motif, called a Phakvan, with mixed colors and gold thread.

History of the Object
This sinh was made by Miss Thin, 21 years old at Ban Nakood, Viengthong District, Houaphan Province. It took her two to three days of weaving. She made it for herself, but sold it to TAEC because she needed the money and could make a new one.

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Type
Costume and Jewelry 
Materials
Hand spun cloth mixed with cotton, silk, and gold thread bought at the market. 
Measurements
Width 67.3 cm Length 84 cm  
Creator name
Miss Thin 
Creator date
1990- 
Where it was made
Ban Nakood, Viengthong district, Houaphan Province 
Geography
Laos 
Time period
AD 21th century ~ AD 21th century 
Creation date
21st Century; 2008 
Function
This Sinh is woven by a Tai Phuan woman. It was for daily use by women. Traditionally, the women produced Sinh for themselves and also to make clothes for family members. 
Acquisition
Acquired by TAEC in March 2009, during a field visit to Ban Nakood to research the Tai Phuan ethnic group. 
Copyright
 
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Owner
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre 
Museum
Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre 
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