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Skirt

Skirt

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk with coloured silks and gold thread

  • Museum number:

    546&A-1907

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Actor's apron of coloured silks, partly embroidered with coloured silks and gold thread. The apron consists of a broad waist-band of blue silk, from which hang ten strips of different coloured silks; each strip terminates in a wider base, from which hang three pointed embroidered strips of different coloured silks, all of equal length. The ten bases are embroidered with large bats, the lower strips with floral sprays, bats, etc., with gold detached strip of folded pale-blue silk with a single floral stem begun at the end in knotted embroidery.

There is a small detached strip of folded pale-blue silk with a single floral stem begun at the end in knotted embroidery.

Place of Origin

China (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk with coloured silks and gold thread

Dimensions

Length: 95 cm length to end of strips, Width: 95 cm at waist

Descriptive line

Actor's apron and fragment, embroidered silk with coloured silks and gold thread, China, 19th century

Categories

Textiles; Costumes; Theatre costumes

Collection

East Asia Collection

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