Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Xinjiang is located at the northwest border of China. It is the land of migration as well as a crossroad between China and other civilizations.























Ancient Costume from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China

Date:Dec 16, 2011 - Feb 25, 2012
Venue:Gallery N10
Xinjiang is located at the northwest border of China. It is the land of migration as well as a crossroad between China and other civilizations. During the thousands of years’ historical development, people live on this land continuously absorb cultural elements from other nations and create the splendid multinational culture with regional characteristics. This exhibition showcases close to one hundred costumes collected from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum, including simple and traditional woolens during pre-Qin dynasty, gorgeous silks and cotton dresses during the Han and the Jin dynasties, soft and colorful garments during the Sui and the Tang dynasties and folk costumes from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. These costumes reveal the blending of different nations in Xinjiang and its multicultural developments through continuous innovation.

Felt Cap decorated with Feathers 
3800 years ago, Height 27cm


Children’s Skirt Made of Woolen Cloth 
2500 years ago, Length 63cm













Brocade Robe with Vulture and Confronting-goats Design 
Song Dynasty, height 134cm
Color Painted Clay West Asian Figurine 
Tang Dynasty, Height 110cm
Gold Ring with Tiger Design 
Han Dynasty

Tapestry Hunting Scene Inlaid with Silver Threads on Gray Background 
Yuan Dynasty, Length 71.5cm, width 24cm
Color Painted Wooden Beauty Figurine 
Tang Dynasty, Height 54cm

Kazakh Style Deerskin Qiapan 
Qing Dynasty, Length 129cm
Brocade Piece with Characters "Hu Wang 胡王(Barbaring King)" 
Northern Dynasties(420 - 589 BC), Length 13cm, width 24cm