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Beautiful Chinese Minority Tribe Batik Jacket and Vest

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1960: item # 812328

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Beautiful Chinese Minority Tribe Batik Jacket and Vest
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful Yi minority tribe batik jacket and vest, originating from Yunnan Province. This special jacket would have been made by a bride to present to the groom on their wedding day, and then saved for festival wear. For this creation, hot wax was applied to the thick cloth in geometric designs consisting of a background of “wheels” edged in wide linear borders. The cloth was then dyed in indigo, dried, and the wax melted and washed out to leave the design in white on a dark blue background. Brightly colored woven trim edged with gold thread has been appliquéd onto the vest and jacket, along with bands of plaid fabric. Both garments are finished with round, pewter-like buttons.

This ensemble is quite wearable, and the two pieces can be worn separately, together, or hung as beautiful textile art. We would estimate this to be about a size large for women, and medium to large for men. This extraordinary hand-made textile is in excellent condition with no holes, stains or tears, and is probably between 40 to 60 years old. DIMENSIONS: 51” from sleeve to sleeve (1.3 m) x 29” long (74 cm) x 25” across underarms (50” chest or 1.27 m).

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