About this object

A sash of cream silk woven in a variety of techniques to create a rouched or smocked effect, the plainer weave gives the silk a darker appearance that has previously been described as green.

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]: Ü-Tsang
  • Date collected
    1903-04
  • Measurements
    365 mm x 2000 mm; x 14 3/8 in x 78 3/4 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Inventory card notes that this is a lady's girdle, which is wrapped around the chuba and keeps the overfold in place. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Explore related

Events

  • Mission to Lhasa 1903-1904

    Start date: 1903
    End date: 1903
    Description: The British Mission to Tibet during 1903 and 1904 was an invasion of southern Tibet by British Indian forces on the pretence of negotiating trade relations between Tibet and British India. However, this was instigated primarily in the hope of preventing the Russian Empire from interfering in Tibetan affairs and thus gaining a base in one of the buffer states surrounding British India. The expedition was led by Colonel (later Sir) Francis Younghusband. It had a damaging effect on the British reputation, many Tibetans were killed and monasteries and houses were looted and/or destroyed along the way. The 13th Dalai Lama feld Lhasa before the arrival of the expedition and Younghusband negotiated, a soon to be repelled, convention with the Tibetan government or Kashag in Lhasa that was signed in the Potala on 7 Septmber 1904.

Object view = Humanities
No media found
Have 20 place tagsNo materials tags
Page load time: 156 ms