Pair Sino Tibetan Banners
A fine pair of Tibetan temple banners made from Chinese brocades and silk tapestries. Backed with European chintz.
As Tibet did not have silk production, imported textiles from China were most commonly used by Tibetan aristocracy and clergy. Due to climate conditions, it is in Tibet where one can find well preserved Chinese textiles, that is, if they can be cleaned. Chinese robes and other garments were taken apart and spliced into Tsubas(Tibetan monk’s robes) and temple hangings.
Circa: 19th Century
Origin: Banners made in Tibet from Chinese brocade fragments
Material: Silk, backed with chintz
Condition: Very good
Dimensions: 54" X 11"
Inventory number: TX4902