Chinese Minority Textiles:  Miao and Others - 2

     from the collection of Marla Mallett

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Here are more textiles and costume items from the ethnic minorities of Southwest China.  Click on the inventory numbers below to see full views of the textiles and large detail scans.  

Go to A Few Snapshots for photos of the artisans and their costumes. For some notes on Miao festivals, customs, and the symbolism in their textile art, go to Notes on Miao Folklore. For Han textiles go to our Chinese Textiles page or to Chinese CostumesPieces by related ethnic groups appear on our Japanese Textiles and Tribal Textiles of Southeast Asia pages.  Check out our HOME page for textiles from other parts of the world. 
 


Yao Wedding Head Cover
Guangxi, China
28"x 19"
Silk embroidery on cotton
E-5949

Small Dong Bag
Guizhou, China
10½"x 12½"
Embroidery and appliqué on velvet, 
cotton and calendared cotton
E-6302


Tu Jia Miao Pants
Song Tao, Guizhou
Silk embroidery on figured silk satin
E-6303

Yi Jacket
Yunnan, China
54"x 16"
Silk embroidery and metal
ornaments on cotton
E-4739


Miao Embroidered Blouse

Guizhou, China
31½"x 18½"
Silk embroidery on cotton
E-4728


Ge Yi Miao Child's Jacket
Taijiang area, Guizhou. China
32"x 28"
Silk "Dazi" embroidery
E-3109


Pair of Miao Sleeve Panel Embroideries
Taijiang, Guizhou. China
Each: 12"x 7"
Silk satin-stitch and cross stitch, with 
copper sequins and appliquéd braids
E-1112
E-1113


Miao Coat

Huangping, Guizhou. China
66"x 45½"
Cotton appliqué
E-4051


Yao Man's Sash
Guangxi, China
14"x 109"
Cotton, with embroidery
E-6766


Dong Eyeglass Case
Guizhou, China
2½"x 6½"
Silk embroidery on cotton
W-8701


Bailing Miao Embroidered Shoes
Guizhou, China. 1930s
E-6300


Baby Carrier

Dafang, Guizhou. China
20½"x 25"
Silk appliqué and couching
E-5245
 

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Chinese Minority Textiles - 1

A Few Snapshots: Textile Artisans of Southwestern China
Notes on Miao Folklore
Chinese Minority Textiles - Bibliography
Chinese  Textiles
 

I have started a section on Embroidery Techniques;  first is a page illustrating the often confused Seed Stitch ("Forbidden Stitch") and Peking Stitch. 
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