Shanghai Museum: Chinese Minority Nationalities’ Gallery

The lozenge pattern within this Ishan’s woolen garment and hat is beautiful; from Uygur, Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, The 1st half of the 20thC

Onto the Shanghai Museum’s Chinese Minority Nationalities’ Gallery. What it lacked in size it made up with content and colour.  Within this gallery were objects from the small ethnic groups that make up China’s diverse culture and history. Each group has developed a distinct identity reflected in their unique arts and crafts, materials, colour, costume, patterns and techniques.

Cotton Cloth Woven with patterns of bird and beasts, Dai Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, The 2nd half of the 20thC
< L Hand-plaited bamboo Hat; Maonan, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Fujian, The 2nd half of the 20thC. R > Hand-plaited bamboo Hat; She, Xiapu, Fujian, The 2nd half of the 20thC (Donated by the Fujian Provincial Museum)
< R Beaded bracelet; Atayal, a Branch of Gaoshan, Taiwan, The 1st half of the 20th Century L > Long vest adorned with shell beadwork, Atayal, a Branch of Gaoshan, Taiwan, The 1st half of the 20thC

This was my favourite gallery in the Shanghai Museum!

The Shanghai Museum posts are dedicated to Rachel Kelloway; my dearest and oldest friend.

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