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Title

Festival jacket

20th century


Artists

Unknown Artist


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.


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



Place

Where the work was made
Guizhou