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Natural dye samples from #1 to #15 under VIS (Visible-reflected images) and UVL (Ultraviolet-induced luminescence images)

Natural dye samples from #1 to #15 under VIS (Visible-reflected images) and UVL (Ultraviolet-induced luminescence images)

Natural dye samples from #16 to #30 under VIS (Visible-reflected images) and UVL (Ultraviolet-induced luminescence images)

Natural dye samples from #16 to #30 under VIS (Visible-reflected images) and UVL (Ultraviolet-induced luminescence images)

Early synthetic dye samples from #S1 to #S15 under VIS (Visible-reflected images) and UVL (Ultraviolet-induced luminescence images)

Early synthetic dye samples from #S1 to #S15 under VIS (Visible-reflected images) and UVL (Ultraviolet-induced luminescence images)

Early synthetic dye samples from #S16 to #3S0 under VIS (Visible-reflected images) and UVL (Ultraviolet-induced luminescence images)

Early synthetic dye samples from #S16 to #3S0 under VIS (Visible-reflected images) and UVL (Ultraviolet-induced luminescence images)

Trousers from Skeleton dance costume.Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3b

Trousers from Skeleton dance costume.Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3b

Right boot from Skeleton dance costume. Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3c

Right boot from Skeleton dance costume. Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3c

Left boot from Skeleton dance costume. Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3d

Left boot from Skeleton dance costume. Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3d

Left glove from skeleton dance costume. Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3a-h.

Left glove from skeleton dance costume. Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3a-h.

Right glove from skeleton dance costume. Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3a-h

Right glove from skeleton dance costume. Date: late 19th or early 20th century Culture: Tibet Medium: Silk, flannel Dimensions: Overall: 70 × 60 in. (177.8 × 152.4 cm) Classification: Textiles-Costumes Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward A. Nis, 1934 Accession Number: 34.80.3a-h

The apron, shown here from and back, is composed of two types of velvet with leopard and tiger patterning.

Apron, animal (front & back)g

The belt has a waistband of two types of velvet and tiered silk ruffles. Long tassels made up from patterned silk brocade with supplementary gold metal threads, hang from the velvet waistband. Silk fringe and metal bells decorate the tassels.

The belt has a waistband of two types of velvet and tiered silk ruffles. Long tassels made up from patterned silk brocade with supplementary gold metal threads, hang from the velvet waistband. Silk fringe and metal bells decorate the tassels.

Two types of velvet: one cut and uncut, one voided. (Detail of waistband.)

Two types of velvet: one cut and uncut, one voided. (Detail of waistband.)