About this object

A Tibetan woman's waist apron made from three lengths of silk stitched together, woven in horizontal strips of bright jewel-like colours. The top corners have additional triangular pieces of gold brocade embroidered with satin stitch silk threads to create naturalistic peony-like flowers. The woven waist ties of pink, green and yellow silk appear to be more recent additions.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Yarn Silk; Textile Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Sotheby's 17 February 1981.
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    710 mm x 555 mm
Object view = Humanities
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