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Antique Tibetan Ecclesiastical Dance Costume, c. 1900.


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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: Item # 1018727

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A full-length Lamaist costume made for the ritual Cham dance with flared sleeves weighted at the bottom. This dress is composed of antique Chinese silks, mainly of a dark blue brocade with design of scattered peonies. The stripes in yellow satin damask with woven dragon roundels and red silk damask with clouds and roundels containing brocaded Chinese longevity characters. The collar made of red silk satin with a brocaded shuangxi character and decorated with two different brocaded fragments. Coarse brown and red linen fabric trimming with Tibetan inscription. Condition: clean, some exposed parts with some fading and wear. Two tiny holes in one red stripe. Few small red stains. Dimension : cuff to cuff width: 185 cm, length: 132 cm