Skirt Li people Heinan
Cotton ikat with silk embroidery. Natural dyes
Meifu Li women's skirts with symbols and figures depicted in ikat fall into two categories: those with a band of silk supplementary weft and those that without that alternate ikat with plain weave. Those with the supplementary weave speak to a higher level of the weaver's skill.
Early 20th century
Lenght 123 cm, height 85 cm