Collection of Miao textiles by Unknown Artist

Miao textiles are some of the most technically brilliant and visually stunning textiles to be found anywhere in the World.


Art Fund grant:
£40,000 ( Total: £40,000)
Acquired in:
Gina Corrigan

This collection of nearly 300 pieces, which includes over fifty complete outfits, is both ethnographically and artistically important. It represents an extensive archive of textile techniques both in printing and dying and in embroidery and appliqué and is accompanied by extensive photographic archives and fieldwork notes. Liverpool has a large and well-provenanced collection of Chinese Imperial robes and textiles. These textiles update the collection and underline the use of dress during important rites of passage.


Various local people or dealers, Southwest China; Gina Corrigan.

Venue details

World Museum William Brown Street, LIVERPOOL Merseyside L3 8EN 0151 478 4393

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