Woman's festival skirt
Miao People, southeastern Guizhou Province
20th century
27" x 57"  (69 x 145 cm) as shown extended 

Cotton, indigo dyed,  pig's blood and an orange colored potato are used for the applied substance which gives these skirts a  special three-dimensional texture.
The dye turns glossy when applied to the fabric as a surface coating.
Pleats are first made on a wooden board, the pleats are then wrapped around a bamboo to  set them firmly.


Miao Festival skirt