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Kerchief faces

Museum number:
9-21276a-d
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Alternate number:
VI - 9 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.4697
Object count:
4
Description:
Kerchief faces. Two pairs of embroidered ornamental kerchief faces. Each quadrangular panel consists of two triangles sewn together. Brocaded gauze throughout. Background pattern: swastikas (10,000 for long life) between I-beams (symbols for Thunder). a,b: Lavender quadrangle over apple-green broad chevron. Quadrangle brocaded with a tripod decorated with the monad on a grill pattern. c,d: Purple and lavender chevron with cloud ends on apple-green background. Woven-in decorations: Coin (top), spade money, part of Han end-tiles. Top figure on other side unidentified. Spade money and coin below. Length of center seam: 21.5 cm; width 14.5 cm.
Donor:
Ilse Martin Fang
Collection place:
Peking, Beijing province, China
Verbatim coll. place:
China. Purchased by Ilse Fang in Peking.
Culture or time period:
Chinese
Collector:
Ilse Martin Fang
Collection date:
1945
Materials:
Embroidery
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
First half of 20th century
Accession date:
December 15, 1998
Context of use:
Kerchief faces. Kerchiefs were slung over belts or worn from the frog loops of the Manchu dress. First half 20th century.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
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