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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.

Contemporaneous Works “Art from the same century and country”