About this object

A rectangular sample of nambu (woollen handloom cloth) with tigma (resist dye and stamped design). The maroon cloth has resist circles (three in total) coloured alternatively with yellow and stamped with black gothic shaped crosses.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    Before May 1981
  • Materials
    Textile Wool
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Zara Fleming
  • Collector
    Zara Fleming
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date collected
    May 1981
  • Measurements
    230 mm x 146 mm
  • Note
    The two resist dyed and stamped samples were more experience bought in a shop from a Nepalese merchant. Both sold by Chinese measurements 10 yuans a metre for the striped fabric. The dealers did not seem to know where the cloth came from or to call it by different names.
  • Related people
    Zara Fleming (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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