|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Maker:||Tongying Wu's Mother|
|Date Made:||c. 1920|
|Late Date:||c. 1920|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Tongying Wu, 1997|
Wedding apron, or skirt, made and worn by mother of Tongying Wu, Miao textile artist. These aprons were worn for weddings and then later for special occasions. Indigo cotton waist panel with ties and 9 hanging panels. At the end of each panel are seed beads and white feathers stitched in place with a small red triangular piece of cloth. Elaborately embroidered panels on silk in the following designs: flowers and pomegranates; vines; butterflies and flowers; snails; flat fish, leaves and central flower; crabs with grass and flower. Native provincial hand woven cotton and silk.