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1513 Old Chinese Hainan Run Li Ethnic Minority Woven Skirt

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Superb Old Chinese Ethnic Minority Woven Textile with figurative motifs

Three rows of dancers woven in.

Probably the Ba-sa-dung Li Ethnic group from Hainan

 The Li group wearing this type of skirt speak the Run dialect.

Hainan Island

Mid 20th century.

Literature reference: 

1. 'Traditional Culture of Li Ethnic Group'

2. 'Costumes of the Minority Peoples of China'


Related examples also available in the Bowers Museum, California


This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.


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