Changer de langue :

21 August

Usage – ways of dressing and others

After exploring the different factors that are involved in decorative development, some examples allow the evocation of the role and place that fabrics play in the social life, as marks of identity, such as elements of profane or religious rituals or as vectors of artistic expression.

 
The majority of decorated fabrics that enter into social rituals, or have a symbolic function with their patterns or colours, are mainly clothing but they can also have other profane or ceremonial uses.

  • veil

    veil

  • turban

    turban

  • turban

    turban

  • bodice

    bodice

  • tunic

    tunic

  • skirt

    skirt

  • belt

    belt

  • tablecloth

    tablecloth

  • partridge cage over

    partridge cage over

  • funeral ritual

    funeral ritual

  • funeral ritual

    funeral ritual

  • marriage ritual

    marriage ritual

  • marriage ritual

    marriage ritual

  • mark of power

    mark of power


partridge cage over

partridge cage over

partridge cage cover, Afghanistan, Faryab, Andkhoi, Uzbek, 20th century Cotton (Z-twist) Bernard Dupaigne Mission 71.1973.91.24

Cage covers were adapted to the bell shape of the cages themselves. Partridge fighting, never fatal, is – or was – organized in the villages. The cages were used purely to separate the birds during these fights. After the cloth has been cut and machine-sewn together, a reserve is prepared by knot tying, sometimes also on pinched pleats. An indigo dye is then used. Patterns are always relatively simple. 61x83 cm