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Philadelphia Stories Collection: Chin Baung (Burmese Roselle Leaf) *POSTER*

  • $7.00

This illustration is part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Community Spotlight initiative.

Chin Baung (Burmese Roselle Leaf) poster on glossy paper.

Size: 11" x 17"
Weight: 100lb

Printed in Philadelphia by Fireball Printing.

Your poster will be shipped separately in a mailing tube ($3.00 will be added to your shipping fee). For international orders, please contact us about shipping costs.

Seeds and frame not included.


(Chin Baung) Eh Nay Htoo is a Karen artist attending Furness High School. He loves the Roselle leaf fried and in country style soup.

(Peh Gay Lay portrait) Shira Walinsky is an artist and teacher living in Philly. She has worked with the Karen community since 2012 with the Southeast By Southeast project.

About the Seed:

Roselle is grown in Southeast Asia during monsoon season. The Karen people of Burma love this plant and call it Besidoh or Chin Baung. Many Karen refugees (including Naw Doh, Hser Ku, Shwe Chit, and Wah Paw) and farm manager Clara Varadi-True work at Novick Farm in South Philly: "We use every part of the plant, and especially the leaves for frying and soup. We cook the fruit and make jelly. It's good for your health!"

Buy the seeds here.

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