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1615 Museum-Quality Old Chinese Hainan Run Li Ethnic Minority Woven Skirt

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Rare old Chinese Ethnic Minority Woven Textile

Note that the lowest band is made up of only extra-large figures within which we see nested smaller figures in the arms and body.

Western Hainan Isand, Baisha Autonomous County, China.

Size: 13.5'' x 16'', (34 x 41 cm).

Early - 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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