Hundred-bird coat for Guzang Festival

Hundred-bird coat for Guzang Festival
Hundred-bird coat for Guzang Festival
Date:
ca. 1950
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cocoon Silk, Floss Silk, Cotton, Rice Paper, Chicken Feathers; Embroidery, Applied Accessory Objects
Dimensions:
134.6 x 182.9 x 5.1 cm (53 x 72 x 2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Miao People
Accession Number:
2008.28
Acquisition Date:
2008-06-24
Credit Line:

Gift of Phyllis A. Kempner, Ph.D. and David D. Stein, Ph.D.

A long, light tan coat or jacket made of cotton faced with flattened cocoon silk and embroidered in billiant colors using floss silk over a cut out rice-paper pattern. Long narrow lappets, each terminating in a tassel made up of glass beads and chicken feathers form the lower part of the jacket. Jackets of this type are worn in fertility festivals.

[Edits?]