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Yao Purse

Yao Purse

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1950: Item # 1173063

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G/F, North Flat, Lot 965 Peak Road West
Cheung Chau, Hong Kong
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Rare purse from the Yao (aka Mien) people of Yunnan or Laos. This is a piece semi antique circa 60 years old composed of all hand spun cotton, silk and red wool margin at the top (the exception would be the decorative ribbons which are commercial). This style of purse is pictured in Jess Pourret's The Yao but I’ll have to say the embroidery on this is much better. Also rare is the use of natural dyes and hand loomed strap. There is some deterioration on the stitching on one side, pointed out in enlargements. W: 12cm/4.8in and H: 11cm/4.2in.

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