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Man’s floor length dark red, A-line robe, with asymmetrical front opening and 5.5 cm wide neckband. Left front overlaps the right front and extends to the right underarm seam. No closures. The robe constructed from long, narrow (18-19cm) strips of hand woven woolen textile that are hand stitched together, edge to edge. The textile is heavy and ‘rustic;’ it is woven from variegated red yarn (ranging from light red to deep red), giving an irregular horizontal striped effect. Long, straight sleeves. Neck area and cuffs are faced with strips of blue-green cotton textile, but the robe is otherwise unlined.

History Of Use

Said to be a Tibetan lama’s robe. Probably has been worn with items 397/b, /c, /d, /e. The choice of materials would seem to indicate that it was worn during the cold winter months.


Collected by Arthur W. Gottschalk.

Cultural Context

Worn by men.

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