About this object

A rectangular sample of nambu (woollen handloom cloth) with tigma (resist dye and stamped design). The cloth Is woven with horizontal rainbow stripes with two wide bands, one orange and one undyed, stamped with alternative red and black gothic crosses.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    1981-05 before
  • 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
    1981-05
  • Measurements
    170 mm x 222 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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