- Museum number
Skirt; part of woman's market day/festival costume As.1998.1.234 to 236. Made in three bands: i) deep unbleached calico with long ties of folded-over cloth; ii) tightly pleated bright blue manufactured cotton; iii) wax resist bought cotton, sewn by hand onto ii), pleated at the same time but allowed to fall open loosely at bottom. Appliqued cloth strips in horizontal bands over wax resist. Wider band of red, white and maroon strips and two narrower marron strips. The wax resist pattern is complex with areas of spot and line pattern interspersed with dark circles in a light ground next to triangle and cross patterns.
- Production date
Length: 52 centimetres
Width: 136 centimetres (at waist)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009-2010, May-Sept, BM, Room 2, 'Continuity & Change'
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
- Corrigan had visits to this village on 29 May 1994 and October 1995; it is unclear from which visit object was collected.
- Registration number