Wedding bedcover, Anan, Guangxi, South China


Wedding blanket from the Maonan/Anan people of Guangxi in south China.

The wedding bedcovers from the Anan people differ significantly from the wedding covers from the other ethnic groups in south china. with their design and motifs they share many features with Han brocades. The fgurative motives with birds, dragons and butterflies seem to be borrowed from the Han chinese ikonography.

Silk & Cotton, synthetic dyes and indigo dye, handwoven brocade technique

Mid 20th century

1,20 m x 0,97 m

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