- Museum number
Pair of jackets; fitting inside each other, part of woman's festival costume As.1998.1.138 to 139. Outer jacket base cloth of hand-woven cotton, indigo-dyed to dark blue, with yellow and white binding cloth. Decorated with counted embroidery in silk, on back of garment and top and back area of sleeves. Design of square block with central cross and surrounding borders made up of small squares in white, green, yellows, pink and maroon. Facing on sleeves and back sides with yellow and red cloth. Inner jacket is similar in construction, but made of bought cloth, probably home-dyed to dark indigo. Embroidery only at end of ties.
- Production date
Length: 61 centimetres
Width: 126 centimetres (across arms)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Corrigan 2001: 81: tonglin county, bose prefecture, guangxi province. Female Festive Jacket. Collared outer jacket with a highly decorative embroidered back and very deep sleeves. The base cloth is hand-woven cotton, indigo-dyed to dark blue. The back and sleeves are embroidered with cross and associated stitches in silk.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Selected items from Miao textiles were on display in exhibition 'Miao Costumes from South West China' as part of the BP Exhibition Showcase, which closed 11 Oct 1998.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by Corrigan 17 April 1997.
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