21. Tibetan Jacket

An extremely unusual short, Tibetan Lamaist Priest’s jacket, the body made up of a blue ground chrysanthemum brocade, the bottom of which showing an  imperial Chinese factory name. The extended arms made up from various 18th / 19th century Buddhist brocades. Lined in a yellow cotton. 

The composite nature of this garment, is typical of the many Tibetan costumes fabricated from a variety of tribute silks donated to Buddhist monasteries from China.

Tibetan, late 19th century 
165 x 58 cm  (65” x 23”)

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