A dance-cape ('cloud collar'?) worn by a lama. Square in shape, with round neckline and slit. Ground made from apricot-coloured satin silk cloth with appliquéd motifs and silk thread embroidery. Twenty pear-drop shaped pieces around neckline; a large Chinese character, 'X' (worked in gold leaf (?) on animal gut (?) or paper (?), framed by two confronted bats in each corner; scallop-shaped cloud forms at edges. Much of the appliqué outlined in black satin silk cloth; embroidery worked with silk threads and gold-coloured metal-wrapped threads. Lined with natural cream tabby cotton cloth, dirty.

An00438793 001 l

People

Acquired From
Franks, Augustus Wollaston to The British Museum
Found, Excavated, Collected By
Waddell, Lawrence Augustine

Place

Found In
Tibet
Made In
Tibet

Time

Acquired In
1894
Made
1894, circa
Period/Culture
Buddhist

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