About this object

A finely woven pale cream silk scarf possibly used as a khata or ceremonial scarf. The scarf has two bands of supplementary weft in the same colour running the length of the scarf. The main body of the scarf has a open gossamer-like weave. Possibly machine woven.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Textile Silk
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date collected
    1903-04
  • Measurements
    745 mm x 2800 mm; x 29 5/16 in x 110 1/4 in
  • Note
    Curator's comment: Likely that Younghusband was given this during the Younghusband Expedition, but no information has been retained regarding who it was given by. Written by Emma Martin
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Object view = Humanities
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