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Robe1022/1
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Lavishly embellished man’s ceremonial robe, made from light beige heavy silk brocade fabric, woven with silver and gold metallic threads, incorporating floral motifs and roundels. The brocade has been cut and pieced to create a symmetrical placement of the motifs. The robe has long, straight sleeves and mandarin collar. The robe closes asymmetrically in the front (left over right), with buttons and loops at the neck at center front, at the upper chest on the right side, under the right sleeve and at the waist side seam. All edges (neck, front, hem and cuffs) are trimmed with brightly coloured, finely embroidered and soft brown fur. Two rows of brightly coloured, finely embroidered bands encircle the robe at hip level. The robe is very heavy, long and voluminous. Lined with bright blue and turquoise silk damask textiles.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
silk fibre, metal, animal skin and dye
Made in
Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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RobeEe4.62
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Dark yellow damask robe with standing collar, wide tapered sleeves and side opening with frog closure and cloud motif. Around the neckline is a large four-toed dragon with pearl and fire motifs in gold, red, blue, green and white on dark yellow ground. On the lower front and back, sleeves and side opening are narrow bands with dragon, fire, pearl, mountain and wave motifs. The inner lining is blue damask with the Buddhist symbols of good fortune. Around the edges of the lining is a border of red damask with floral motifs.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
silk fibre, dye and metal
Made in
Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Sleeveless Dress2508/6
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Woman’s(?) black, floor length, a-line, sleeveless dress with standing collar and side closure. Made of heavy, very densely woven wool textile. The left side front overlaps the right side front; it fastens at center front neckline, then overlaps the right side and fastens under the right armhole with a green plastic button and white fabric loop. The collar, front edge, armholes and hem are faced with strips of off-white silk brocade. Hand stitched. Unlined.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
wool fibre, silk fibre, plastic and dye
Made in
Lhoka, Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Official's Robe2508/5
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Object is a long, yellow-orange, brocade robe. Robe is decorated with images of dark red and light pink lotus blossoms and bats, located symmetrically on front. Large lotus blossom on back of robe. Robe has an overlapping front with one metal ball-and-loop fastener. Underflap has grey geometric patterns on it. Robe has long and tapered sleeves.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
silk fibre, metal and dye
Made in
Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Jacket2508/4
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Man’s short multicoloured ceremonial jacket constructed from a patchwork of colourful brocade textiles and trimmed at collar and cuffs as described below. The jacket is voluminous, with very long sleeves; a T-shaped garment with center front opening, without closures or fasteners. The front opening is finished with a very wide border (approximately 23.5cm), which extends to the back of the jacket to form a high collar at center back. This border consists of four different bands: a 2.7cm wide band of striped, multicoloured embroidery; a 10cm wide band of red silk brocade embellished with gold metallic figures of cranes and Chinese (?) characters; a 5.6cm wide band of finely embroidered blue, green, red, pink and white stitchery in a T-shaped repeated motif; and a 5.1cm wide band of black cotton velvet textile. The same multicoloured embroidery and black velvet is used to finish the cuffs. The jacket is lined with blue and red light weight silk brocade.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
gold metal, cotton fibre ?, silk fibre and dye
Made in
Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Vest2508/3
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Man’s brown silk brocade vest has a high collar and side front opening with button and loop closures. The vest fastens with gilt metal ball-shaped buttons, one at the neck at center front; the left side of the vest front extends to completely overlap the right side, and there are buttons and loops at the right upper chest, under the right armhole and halfway down the right side seam. The brown silk brocade textile has a satiny sheen, and there are large (12 cm) brown, floral roundels in a contrasting pile weave, regularly spaced over the surface. A small patch pocket made of silk brocade that matches the vest in colour but not in design is located at chest level on the right side of the vest front, concealed underneath the front closure. The vest is lined in lightweight green silk brocade. There are 9 cm slits in the side seams at the hemline.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
silk fibre, dye and metal
Made in
Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Blanket2508/2
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Multicoloured wool blanket, constructed from five narrow (about 21 cm) strips of equal length, aligned side by side, and sewn together edge to edge. Each of these strips is woven in a repeated pattern of narrow horizontal stripes, of black, red and two shades of blue, alternating with wider stripes of off-white and orange-yellow. On the right side of the blanket, the off-white and orange-yellow stripes are over-printed with repeated cross-shaped (+-shaped) motifs in red and dark blue (see Cataloger’s Remarks below). When sewing the strips together, no attempt was made to align the patterns, resulting in a random design. The reverse side is the same but without the cross motifs. The blanket is bordered on three sides with narrow (9- and 18-cm) strips of multicoloured striped wool textile. The ends are faced and bound with red cotton velveteen, printed with floral motifs in black. On the reverse side of the blanket, a 1-cm wide band of black fabric that has been printed with small white and green motifs is sewn where the border and the main body of the blanket meet.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
wool fibre, dye and cotton fibre ?
Made in
Gyantse, Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Blanket2508/1
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Multicoloured wool blanket, constructed from six narrow (about 23 cm) strips of equal length, aligned side by side, and sewn together edge to edge. Each of these strips is woven in a repeated pattern of narrow horizontal stripes, of black, red and two shades of blue, alternating with wider stripes of off-white and orange-yellow. On the right side of the blanket, the off-white and orange-yellow stripes are over-printed with repeated cross-shaped (+-shaped) motifs in red and dark blue (see Cataloger’s Remarks below). When sewing the strips together, no attempt was made to align the patterns, resulting in a random design. The reverse side is the same but without the cross motifs. One end of the blanket is bound with bright purple silk jacquard textile; the opposite end is bound with pale pink silk jacquard textile, and at the center of this end, a small (10 cm) diamond shaped decorative patch made of two squares of patterned silk textile is stitched on.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
wool fibre, silk fibre, dye and cotton fibre ?
Made in
Lhoka, Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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RobeEe4.61
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Gold coloured robe with brocade roundels. The robe has a round neck, long sleeves and centre opening with metal frog closures. There are slits in the sides and back. On the front, back and sleeves are large roundels containing a five-toed dragon motif in silver and gold, on yellow ground. The inside lining is dark blue silk.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
silk fibre, metal and dye
Made in
Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Robe1022/3
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Dark blue silk brocade floor-length ceremonial robe with phoenix, dragon, pearl, fire and vase motifs woven with gold metallic threads and multicoloured silk. It has a standing collar and tapered sleeves. The robe closes in front asymmetrically (left over right) and fastens at the right side seam, under the sleeve, with a gold-coloured metal (brass?) ball button and loop. The silk fabric has been cut and pieced together like a patchwork, so that the main design elements are placed at center front and center back, so as to produce a symmetrical arrangement of design motifs in other places, for instance on the skirt. A panel of plain dark blue matching silk, which is not seen when the robe is worn, has been used to extend the lower half of the right front where it is overlapped and covered by the left. The edges are finished with red-orange silk damask facings, cut on the bias, and the lining is bright green damask with peony motifs.

Culture
Tibetan
Material
silk fibre, dye and metal
Made in
Tibet
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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