Skirt

19th century (made)
Skirt thumbnail 1
Not currently on display at the V&A

Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Skirt
  • Fragment
Brief Description
Actor's apron and fragment, embroidered silk with coloured silks and gold thread, China, 19th century
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.
Dimensions
  • Length to end of strips length: 95cm
  • At waist width: 95cm
Style
Collection
Accession Number
546&A-1907

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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