Joe Loux. | Qing Dynasty Bamboo Undergarment
A private gallery in San Francisco featuring Asian and Tribal Art, ethnographic jewelry and textiles.
Tribal art, Oceanic art, ethnic jewelry, Southeast Asian art, tribal shields, Indonesian, art, New Guinea art, Indian gold, Polynesian clubs, Nepal tribal art, tribal textiles, Southwest Chinese art, Moroccan textiles, Pyu gold, Ainu textiles, Yi objects, ancient gold, Inuit art, Paiwan, ancient beads, Nepal mask, tribal figures
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Qing Dynasty Bamboo Undergarment.

Bamboo Undergarment
Southern China
Qing Dynasty – late 19th century
Bamboo, cotton
65” (w) x 25” (l)
Bamboo undergarments date back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and were worn until the early 20th century in China. They were particularly popular in Southern China were the climate is hot and humid. Fine bamboo is cut into sections and woven together to create a layer that keeps the outer cotton clothing from irritating the skin with perspiration. It also prevents sweat stains on the outer garment. The vest traps the air, keeping the wearer cool and dry in the heat.
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Price on request


24 February 2021