Man's False Pocket

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Description: Man's false pocket that hangs from sash. Made from orange [faded from red] silk with gold thread Buddhist emblems, deer and a rolling sea at the base in damask. Suspended from a faded blue silk loop from which hangs a blue and red tablet weave braid ending with a silver threaded and plaited knot and navy blue silk tassel. Lined with light blue silk.

Place collected: Not recorded
Date collected: 1900 - 1945
Measurements: Overall: 670 mm x 205 mm; 26 3/8 in x 8 1/16 in
Type: Personal Object; Textile/Clothing

Note: Curator's note: Not recorded in the List of Curios. Pockets like these would hang from a government official's sash, which was tied at the waist to gather in the silk robe or chuba. The pocket tended to hang at the back of the sash. Written by Emma Martin
Accession no: 50.31.92b
Other number(s): N1958.2694 [Photography Number]; N1958.1993 [Photography Number]

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