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Antique Chinese Monks' Silk Kesa
1800-1900 A.D

Size 79" x 40"
Size 200 x 102cm

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Monks' apparel (kāṣāya). The monks normally used fabrics consisting of a patchwork of different scraps of cloth as a sign of humility; these therefore provide valuable insights into the various type of silk cloth and embroidery available at the time

Asian Textile History

Antique Chinese Monks' Silk Kesa

 

 


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