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1612 Old Chinese Hainan Meifu Li Ethnic Minority Head wrap turban w Magenta Inscription

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Superb Old Chinese Ethnic Minority Textile with inscription embroidered in rich magenta

Meifu Li Ethnic group from Hainan,

Ceremonial women's head cloths, silk embroidery on indigo-dyed cotton.

The end panels are covered in extremely fine silk embroidery in geometric patterns and Chinese characters.

The body is fine indigo cotton. Note the contrasting selvedge.

Early to Mid 20th C. Size: 4'9'' x 11'' (145 x 28 cm).


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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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