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Li Womanâs Blouse

Li Woman’s Blouse

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1318970

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Fine and rare tunic group from the Li ethnic (Run speaking dialect) group Hainan Island. I acquired this piece on a trip to Hainan Island in 1987 and it is in pristine condition. The body is made from fine handspun intensely dyed indigo thread while the patterns are constructed from cotton and silk threads on what appears to be a bast fiber backing, please note that the embroidered panels are probably older than the blouse. The embroidered pattern represents a dragon- please note last enlargement for reference. Blouse dimensions are: sleeve to sleeve109cm/43in and 61cm/24in shoulder to bottom.