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Object #1998-83/160
Object nameJacket, Woman's
Culture of OriginHielie clan, Yynuo, Nuosu, Yi
Maker or ArtistHielie Ago
MaterialsVelvet, Black, Trim, Red, Blue, Purple, Green
DimensionsL: 66.0 x 67.5 cm, W: 61.0 cm
Exhibit LabelHer jacket, with its V-shaped pattern, her skirt with a blue band and, especially, her "lotus-leaf" hat identify this woman from Yynuo.
Her hat is adorned with a simple couched arrow, signifying that, like an arrow, she leaves her birth family and does not return. The silver "hat flower" is just for show.
SourceMuseum Expedition - Anthropology Division
CreditGift of the Blakemore Foundation

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