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Woman's cape (liktse)

Indian, Ladakh, Zanskar
1920-1960


Object Place: Himalayan

Dimensions

91.4 cm (36 inches) x 78.7 cm (31 inches)

Accession Number

2017.492

Medium or Technique

twill woven wool; tie-dyed, plaited fringe

Not On View

Classifications

Costumes

Deep blue-black indigo woven wool cape, patterned with tie-dyed, cross-in-circle forms known as “tigma” on fold over collar and bottom border, with long tie-dyed plaited fringe on each end.

Provenance

By 1990s, acquired by Deborah Garner (Leyden, MA); 2017, sold by Deborarh Garner to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 19, 2017)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Textile & Costume Society, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston