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Title

Yellow embroidered cape

20th century

Artist

Miao people

China

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
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
Alternate image of Yellow embroidered cape by Miao people
Alternate image of Yellow embroidered cape by Miao people
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Kunming Yunnan Province China
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, appliqué and silk embroidery
    Dimensions
    44.0c
    Credit
    Roger Pietri Fund 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    32.2008
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Miao people

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  • About

    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

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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