Man's robe in woven handspun silk with horizontal stripes of blue, gold, white and maroon. The warp is also striped and just shows through, forming a check pattern, but the effect is of stripes as the colour of the warps is only faintly visible. The robe is padded with a white substance, which has a sheen and could also be silk, although a label attached indicates that it is kapok. It is lined with black cotton fabric, which is visible at the ends of the sleeves and hem where it has been padded to make a narrow black edge. The neck and lapels are in black silk, which is badly worn. There are also areas at the front and hem where the silk is worn through, and behind the neck.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org