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Kerchief

Museum number:
9-21305
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Alternate number:
I-5 (original number)
Accession number:
Acc.4697
Object count:
1
Description:
Kerchief. Head and shoulder kerchief. Cinnabar silk. Scallops at hem are of various shapes and lengths. At forehead, 21 cm long and 1.4 cm wide edge in navy blue broadcloth with ivory-colored silk tape above it. Tape scalloped on one side. Two running patterns, divided by a thin line of aquamarine. First zone: black, alternating flower and flag shapes. Broader second zone running pattern: peonies in apple green and shades of blue, with a red center; four-dotted diamond. This zone ends in a black, sea-green and grey strip. 56 cm apart, two 2 cm wide and 54 cm long, pointed ties of the cinnabar silk are sewn to the kerchief, for tying it in back of neck. Overall length along center seam: 87 cm; front edge: 136 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:
1943
Materials:
Silk
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. First half of 20th century.
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
Front edge— length 136 centimeters and Center seam— length 87 centimeters
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