The Jack Daulton Collection
Antique & Ethnographic Art
Robe of a Yao Priest or Shaman

priest’s (shaman’s) robe

silk embroidery on cotton (possibly homespun)

length approx. 3 feet 7 inches, width 3 feet 1 inch

Yao people

northern Vietnam

19th century


condition:  areas of substantial wear, especially to embroidery; a number of small tears and holes, several repaired


provenance:  collected in Vietnam by Jack Daulton


Inv. no. 18

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