Buyi Woman’s Costume
This distinctive costume is that of a married Buyi woman in Guizhou Province, and comprises a jacket, apron, and skirt. Silk embroidery and weaving, and batik decorate the handsome jacket; the skirt is batiked cotton, partially pleated and with a deep inside edge of handspun indigo cotton; the apron is very attractively embroidered in silk and embellished with a fine, old silk ribbon at the neck. Complete outfits are not easy to find and this is a very attractive one. Condition is quite good, with a few patches on the jacket (but hidden under the apron), some wear along the edges of the apron, and some soil and small holes in the skirt- none of which detract from the overall outfit. Please note that the batik on the jacket is moireed in the photo; the design is concentric spirals, as on the skirt detail.
Size: Jacket: 60.5″ x 19.5″; Skirt: 33.5″ (waistband) x 32.75″