Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Absolutely amazing old Chinese Ethnic Minority Woven Textile
Ba-sa-dung Li Ethnic group from Hainan
The Li group wearing this type of skirt are the Ba-sa-dung Li sub-group and speak the Run dialect.
Baisha area of Hainan Island
Note the huge variety of human figures woven into this textile. Minor variations in the palette, the formation of the head or shoulders, make the figures unique. A superb study example.
Rare and exquisite.
Early – Mid 20th century.
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.