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Collection

Bai Sa county, Hainan Island, China

Title
Skirt
Place of origin
Bai Sa countyHainan IslandChina
Cultural origin
Li people, Run Li sub-group
Year
20th century
Media category
Textile
Materials used
cotton, natural and synthetic dyes; continuous supplementary warp and weft weaving
Dimensions

26.7 x 77.4 cm (irreg.)

Credit
Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
79.2012
Location
Not on display
Further information

This is a typical skirt made by the Run Li group of the Li people who live on Hainan Island, China. The skirt is composed of four pieces of fabric joined together. The narrow striped section is the top of the skirt and is warp-faced with continuous supplementary warp decoration displaying geometric forms. The designs on the lower three bands include geometric shapes, stripes, and stylised figures, which may represent ancestors.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.