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Woman’s rectangular, striped apron, made from three narrow panels of white, pink, dark purple and green horizontally striped cotton, sewn together edge-to-edge. Attached at the upper corners are decorative, woven white, pink, green and blue cotton ties with long tassels. The apron is lined with a brightly coloured green, orange and white cotton in a checkerboard pattern of squares, ovals and circles.

History Of Use

Worn by married women as part of an everyday costume. Worn over a loose-fitting dress, such as 1014/1.


Jean Stilwell, the donor, purchased this set in 1970 or 1971 from a Tibetan woman in Kalimpong, northern India, as part of a total outfit consisting of the dress (1014/1), a blouse (1014/2) and a simple sash (1014/4). Kalimpong was for many years on the major trade route between India and Tibet and became home to many Tibetan refugees after the Chinese annexation of Tibet. The donor does not know if the set was made in India, or if it was brought to Kalimpong from Tibet.

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