Rare costume of the flower Miao people of the Guizhou Province.
Cotton, Wool & Hemp.
Handstitched and embroidered.
Has one large spot on the front that needs repairs with patchwork. Has one area on the back that needs stitching to secure it. Details in the last 3 photographs.
The large expanse of intact cloth could be up-cycled into cushion covers / table runners etc.
Stains and missing threads in small patches in other places
Am calling this a fragment until it can be repaired and secured. Price reflects the condition.
LITERATURE REFERENCE: Similar piece seen in 'Miao Textiles from China' by Gina Corrigan, pages 22-23.
INVENTORY LOCATION - 2
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.