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Title

Festival jacket

20th century

Artists

Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Guizhou China
    Cultural origin
    Dong people
    Date
    20th century
    Media category
    Textile
    Materials used
    cotton, indigo, paper
    Dimensions
    78.2 x 83.4 cm (irreg.)
    Credit
    Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    84.2012
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

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  • About

    This is a jacket from the Dong minority group, who live in Guizhou, Guangxi, and southern Hunan provinces in China. Festival jackets, such as this one, are dyed with indigo. The arrangement of the decoration on this piece is typical of such jackets with stylised dragons and circle designs embroidered on the front and back of the textile. The triangles of coarse cotton around the bottom hem are appliqued to the body of the piece. The lining of the jacket is made of paper.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Guizhou