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Outer dress

Outer dress

  • Place of origin:

    Tibet (Kongpo., made)

  • Date:

    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

This over-dress or Tangtsag, was worn over a brocade chuba by noblewomen in Tibet for important celebrations or one’s own wedding. Such garments were always used when the full set of seven types of traditional jewellery were worn on such special occasions.

Physical description

An overdress consisting of several vertical bands of woven and dyed wool stitched together. The bands are horizontal and of dark red, brown and blue colour interspersed with lighter beige stripes. Each shoulder is edged with a band of geometrically patterned purple brocade. The garment has a simple front opening with each lapel doubling back on the opening.hh

Place of Origin

Tibet (Kongpo., made)


1960-1980 (Made)


Unknown (Maker)

Materials and Techniques

Woven and dyed wool


Height: 119 cm Hem to top of neck., Weight: 47 cm Outer side of shoulder to outer side of other shoulder.

Object history note

Collected in the 1980s in Tibet by Christopher Buckley

Descriptive line

An outer-dress made from multiple strips of woven striped wool stitched together.






South & South East Asia Collection

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