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Object #1998-83/185
Object nameCape
Culture of OriginShynra, Nuosu, Yi
Maker or ArtistShama Xiuying
MaterialsWool, Felt, Beige
DimensionsL: 96.0 cm
Exhibit LabelThe pleated felt cape is one of the dressiest garments a Nuosu can wear. Brides wear them for the wedding, and bodies are wrapped in them for cremation.
SourceMuseum Expedition - Anthropology Division
CreditGift of the Blakemore Foundation

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