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An image of Yellow embroidered cape by Miao people
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Alternate image of Yellow embroidered cape by Miao people Alternate image of Yellow embroidered cape by Miao people Alternate image of Yellow embroidered cape by Miao people
Alternate image of Yellow embroidered cape by Miao people

Miao people

(China  – )

Title
Yellow embroidered cape
Place of origin
KunmingYunnan ProvinceChina
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
cotton, appliqué and silk embroidery
Dimensions

44.0c

Credit
Roger Pietri Fund 2008
Accession number
32.2008
Location
Not on display
Further information

This cape is from a sub-group of the Miao culture that resides near the town of Nankai in western Guizhou province. It is part of the elaborate clothing worn by Miao women, which includes a jacket, skirt, apron and gaiters for the lower legs. Girls are taught to spin, weave, dye and embroider by female relatives, and traditional clothes are worn during festivals and for weddings. The textiles incorporate a number of techniques such as plain and twill weaves, various embroidery stitches, the use of supplementary weft yarns that are added during weaving, and appliqué where other pieces of fabric are stitched to the base cloth. This cape comprises appliquéd strips around rectangles filled with cross-stitch embroidered motifs.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, September 2011

Exhibition history (1)

One hundred flowers (2011), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Sep 2011–15 Jan 2012