About this object

Man's false pocket that hangs from sash. Made from orange [faded from red] silk with gold thread Buddhist emblems, deer and a rolling sea at the base in damask. Suspended from a faded blue silk loop from which hangs a blue and red tablet weave braid ending with a silver threaded and plaited knot and navy blue silk tassel. Lined with light blue silk.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object; Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Tibetan; Chinese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Yarn Silk; Wire
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    670 mm x 205 mm; 26 3/8 in x 8 1/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Not recorded in the List of Curios.
    Pockets like these would hang from a government official's sash, which was tied at the waist to gather in the silk robe or chuba. The pocket tended to hang at the back of the sash.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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