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Part of apron, consisting of oblong of hand-woven, undyed brown-beige cotton cloth with design in blue-black, indigo-dyed supplementary cotton-weft of repeated lozenges with swastikas in the ground colour in the their corners and separated by ladder patterns; each larger lozenge with a groupd of five smaller in its centre, filled with embroidered stitches in yellow, pink or mauve silk. Three
differently-patterned bands at the bottom of the cloth, the outer two with complete swastikas, the middle with incomplete swastikas and repeated motif resembling the Greek key. Sides and top sewn to wide borders of coarse dark-blue, indigo-dyed cotton cloth. Sewn to the upper part on each side is a tie consisting of a narrow strip of finely-woven cotton cloth in blue, red, yellow and mauve, the one on the left being extended by an additional length of blue-dyed cotton cloth. Part of a child's costume.
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Length: 52 centimetres
Width: 56 centimetres (excluding ties)
- Curator's comments
- Collected in the field, August 1990. Documentation does not state that this item was obtained in the Leishan area, but this seems likely. (BD,1/10/1992).
Like baby-carriers As1991,22.02 and .03, and aprons .06 and 13, this cloth seems to have been cut from a larger piece. Compare the central design with that of .01.
Front China Development Ltd. is a company run by Eric Boudot and Carey Vail.
Compare with As1991,22.01
Compare with As1991,22.13
- Not on display
- Fair. Some fraying, a few holes.
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