About this object

A tubular bag of navy blue broadcloth, heavily embroidered with a series of diamond designs, in pinks, greens, yellows, purples and whites. The bag is strengthened at the base with bands of leather and the opening is finished with several layers of silk in yellow, blue, red and green which are edged with contrasting piping. Attached to the back of the bag are two tablet woven woollen straps in a diamond pattern of yellows, blues and pinks.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Weapon; Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Bhutan
  • Date made
    Early 20th Century
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Textile Silk; Yarn Silk; Yarn Wool; Textile Wool
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    Frederick Marshman Bailey
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1921 - 1928
  • Measurements
    920 mm x 250 mm; 36 1/4 in x 9 13/16 in
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre (Previous owner); Frederick Marshman Bailey (Collector)

Where is this object from?

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  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.


Previous owners

  • Abbey Art Centre

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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