Miao Apron from Shidong
Beautifully colored and designed, this is a fine example of the old Miao aprons from Shidong in eastern Guizhou Province. Woven with thick silk supplementary wefts for most of the colors, and cotton ones for the dark indigo, it is rich to the touch. The iconography includes stylized flowers, long-tailed birds, short-tailed birds, butterflies, horses and other unidentifiable figures. Bordered with dark indigo, handspun cotton, it has the woven silk ties intact that are from this area. Condition is very good, with some fugitive color, but it does not detract.
28.25 in. h x 26 in. w