Tibet / Robe for Lamaist dances / late 19th  centuryTibet
Robe for Lamaist dances
late 19th century

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Creator Nationality: Tibet
Creator Name-CRT: Tibet
Title: Robe for Lamaist dances
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1866
Creation End Date: 1900
Creation Date: late 19th century
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Costume
Materials and Techniques: Silk brocade and damask
Dimensions: L.53- 1/2 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 42.8.291
Credit Line: The John R. Van Derlip Fund
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.cfm
Context: This Chinese gown, initially a ch'ao-fu court robe, was altered in Tibet for use in ritual Lamaist dances. Large triangular panels and striped cuffs were added to the original tapered sleeves. Court robes with this type of dragon yoke were popular with Himalayan Buddhists, and the Ch'ing dynasty court presented many of them, along with other tribute silks, to monasteries in both China and Tibet. Dancers wore these colorful robes when performing for the public at religious festivals held at the monasteries. Such festivals provided most of the communal entertainment in Himalayan settlements and were important forums for public communication, the expression of religious beliefs, and social identification.
AMICA ID: MIA_.42.8.291
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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