® red IMME violet + 1 green GEM browner, 0 undyed _..._.. seam
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.