About this object

An embroidered belt for the front of the waist. Embroidered in petit point embroidery, using a geometric repeating flower roundel design. The background is in a madder red and the motifs in green, purple and yellow. The embroidery is bordered in green. At each end is a tablet woven silk purple cord at the end of one is just one pom pom of the same purple with a green twisted knot at the top, on the other is five pom poms, in purple, violet and green all with contrasting twisted knots at the join with the cord. The pom poms are figured around balls of felt.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Uyghur [Uighur]
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China: Xinjiang: Kashgar
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Cotton; Wool (Felt); Silk thread
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 525 mm; x 1 15/16 in x 20 11/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Although not confirmed the embroidery style suggests that Younghusband collected this item while in Kashgar. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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