Name: Red Dzao Men's Jacket With Bells
Red Dao mens' jackets are made with handwoven, indigo dyed cotton, and then hand-embroidered with incredibly fine silk thread patterns, traditional to their culture, and in the colors that identify, to the observer, the village in which they live. This jacket is from the village of Ta Phin, near Sapa, and is a very fine example of the art. The cuffs and back of the jacket have embroidered sections with alternating male and female trees or bushes found along the sides of the paths where they walk. The front placket is composed of narrow bands of alternating strips of red and white cloth, with a tiny bit of blue thrown in, and edged with a myriad of bells, which also serve as buttons. The silver color of the bells is spiritually protective as well as beautiful. This jacket has been very lightly worn, and is in beautiful condition.
Size: 25" length, 60" arm width, 50" chest
Origins: Lao Cai Province, Vietnam