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Coat or jacket; man or woman's Guzhang festival costume. Geometrical, with nine free hanging panels. Base cloth of cotton, hand-spun, hand-woven indigo-dyed to almost black. With a small amount of manufactured green cotton. No collar, open at sides with two ties. Decorated with weave-patterned pieces applied to base cloth. Supplementary weft of silk on a foundation warp and weft of dark cotton. Embroidery of shallow diamonds; colours include green with pink, white and yellow. Chicken feathers set into folded-over black squares of indigo-dyed cloth suspended with glass beads.
- Production date
Length: 110 centimetres (including feathers)
Width: 145 centimetres (across arms)
- Curator's comments
- Corrigan's notes state that this is probably worn over market day best clothes, with 'silver' neck pieces and crowns - silver pendants also on front and back edge of jacket and on back.
- 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 in May 1996.
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