An image of Festival jacket

Unknown Artist

Festival jacket

Location
Not on display
Further information

This is a jacket from the Dong minority group, who live in Guizhou, Guangxi, and southern Hunan provinces in China. Festival jackets, such as this one, are dyed with indigo. The arrangement of the decoration on this piece is typical of such jackets with stylised dragons and circle designs embroidered on the front and back of the textile. The triangles of coarse cotton around the bottom hem are appliqued to the body of the piece. The lining of the jacket is made of paper.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, February 2012.

Place of origin
Guizhou, China
Cultural origin
Dong people
Year
20th century
Media
Textile
Medium
cotton, indigo, paper
Dimensions
78.2 x 83.4 cm (irreg.)
Credit
Gift of John Yu, in memory of George Soutter 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
84.2012