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Chinese Antique Textile Vest Made of Tiny Bamboo Beads

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1385712

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3-6-15 Koyama, Shinagawa-Ku
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Vest made of tiny bamboo beads and all hand-strung with cotton threads. It was worn till early 20th century (Quin Dynasty) as an underwear of silk garments, especially in the southern China or neighboring countries. It made a wearer keep cool and avoid the outer garment wetting by sweat. Generally in good condition but almost 30 beads are missing. 19th to early 20th century. 48cm x 52cm