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0125 Archaeological Researches in Sinkiang : vol.1
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[Figure] 24 The skirt 6. A:3, spread out.
[Figure] 25 Silk trousers 6, A:4.

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Fig. 24. The skirt 6. A : 3, spread out.

The skirt reached the ankles, being approximately i m. long, and was originally quite wide, consisting of at least nine panels. Before being placed in the grave it was cut open, and in Fig. 24 is seen a drawing of the unfolded garment. The lower part has a border, 12-14 cm. wide, made up of horizontal strips of green, red, brown and violet silks. Above this border there is a zone of elegantly arranged frills between vertical passe-poils. When worn, the outline of the skirt must have had something in common with those cornet-shaped skirts widening downwards which are depicted on the Han clay statuettes (.for instance Sirén, Vol. 2 Pl. 76) and the painted tomb tiles from Lo-yang in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

The legs of the trousers measure also about I m. in length. They are made with

wide legs which are gathered and close-

fitting round the ankles, Fig. 25. The trou-

sers on a small terra-cotta figurine from Khotan seem to be of the same style (Mon-tell 1935, Pl. IX : 7).

There are also fragments from the

sleeves of an under-garment, but the rest ;

of it consists of undefinable fragments. The same kind of undyed plain weave silk is used in all the wearing apparels.

So far, this is the only more or less com--   _._._. seam

plete lady's dress from the time of Loulan not only in Eastern Turkistan but in



Fig. 25. Silk trousers 6. A : 4.

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