Skirt

Skirt
Skirt
Date:
20th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Cotton; Warp-faced Plain Weave With Supplementary-weft Patterning (inlay) And -------
Dimensions:
27.9 x 31.8 cm (11 x 12 1/2 in.) width at one end; 34.3 cm (13 1/2 in.) width at the other
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Asia
Culture/People:
Run Li
Accession Number:
2000.33.36
Acquisition Date:
2000-04-13
Credit Line:

Museum purchase, Gift of the Christensen Fund

The skirt is made up of four narrow, warp-faced, handspun cotton bands that have been stitched together along their selvages to form horizontal stripes. Two bands, almost identical, are woven in warp-faced plain weave with supplementary-weft patterning of the type known as "inlay;" the warp is black and the patterning wefts are red (dominant), yellow, and medium blue-green. Along one edge of these two bands is a much narrower band in -------------. The third band is also warp-faced plain weave with inlay patterning; the warp is white and the supplementary (inlaid) wefts are black and orange. The fourth and widest band consists of stripes of warp repp with light red-brown and undyed white warps alternating with wider stripes of ................(warps in these stripes are black, light red-brown, and undyed white). The seams formed where the narrow, cut ends of each band meet are staggered to reduce their visibility. This skirt is of exceptional quality.

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