Jacket

Embroidered clothing is an essential part of the Yao identity. This is a Yao man's jacket made of black or indigo homespun cotton. An embroidered pocket with appliqué and streamers adorn the jacket's front. Under the right arm, is a row of silver buttons. Some design work is also featured. Yao boys' jackets are made the same way, only they are a smaller version.Originally from southern China, the Mien or Yao as they are often called, migrated during the mid 19th century from Laos to Thailand.

Date/Period
Mid 20th century, c.1960s
Region
Northern Thailand
Dimension
Object size: 64 x 147 cm
Accession No.
1993-01202
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Garments and Accessories

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