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  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (Yamdrok Tsho area., made)

  • Date:

    Circa 1960-1980 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven and dyed wool

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Karun Thakar in memory of Lord Alistar McAlpine

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

An apron (Tib. pangden) such as this was worn by all Tibetan women on coming of age at around 16 years old. It both protected her clothes and together with a headdress and jewellery, indicated her adult status. The wool was dyed and woven in the home using plants and minerals found in the locality.

Physical description

An apron consisting of three panels of dyed and woven wool sewn together. The horizontal coloured bands are of dark browns and greens separated by multiple very thin bands of varied colours.

Place of Origin

Tibet (Yamdrok Tsho area., made)


Circa 1960-1980 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven and dyed wool


Height: 67 cm, Length: 67 cm

Object history note

Collected in the 1980s in Tibet by Christopher Buckley

Descriptive line

An apron consisting of four panels of dyed and woven wool sewn together.






South & South East Asia Collection

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