Framed Vintage Yao Skirt

Framed Vintage Yao Skirt

Code: SKIRT04


W: 48" (121.9 cm)H: 48" (121.9 cm)D: 2" (5.1 cm)


This is a stunning way to display a vintage skirt. The skirt is from the Yao Chinese minority group. It is made from homespun hemp which is indigo dyed and patterned with concentric rings of batik. The orange patches and border are in felted silk and the hem is finished of with a thick homespun pink brocade ribbon. The skirt is pleated and the pleats then stiffened with root vegetable paste, which ensures a good sashaying motion when the wearer is walking. These skirts would be worn at festivals.

Th skirt is mounted on linen stretched over a frame and at 48" square would make a statement in any room. I particularly love the bright blue colour.

It can be supplied with an acrylic cover which I think lends it a more cotemporary appearance. Please ask for a quote.