- Museum number
Front apron; part of girl's festival costume As.1998.1.227 to 233 a & b. Long, base cloth of bought cotton in black and blue. Constructed as waistband above a rectangle, with ties attached towards middle. Decoration covering entire surface from top to bottom as follows: i) waistband of bright blue cotton; ii) shiny green silk-like material with applied shapes in pink and orange and edged with gold couched strip with sequins. Remains of stitching and indentations where metal disks have been removed; iii) horizontal band of bought braid in red, green, white, yellow and blue; iv) large area of continuous design of diamonds and hook motifs embroidered in horizontal stitching in red, green, yellow and white silk; v) bought fringe in greens, red and white. Note apron is divided by two red strips of applied cloth running vertically from waistband to bottom.
- Production date
Length: 80 centimetres (excluding fringe)
Width: 62 centimetres (main area)
- 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
- Original owner: La Pu (Miao name - Long La Pu is Chinese name). In 1997 was 45 years old. Made costume for 17 year old daughter. Purchased by Corrigan on 19 February 1997.
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