About this object

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • 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
  • Measurements
    175 mm x 380 mm
  • Note
    The striped cloths are made and used by local people in Lhasa - especially for aprons and facings of robes. These were purchased in the street bazaar. Striped fabrics are also produced in a greater variety for sale to tourists.
    Zara did not see any of the finer striped cloth for sale in the villages in Tibet, but she did see people spinning for the ordinary coarse cloth.
  • Related people
    Zara Fleming (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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