Part of a set of two-piece ensemble along with one half of a skirt (ZI2015.500847a ASIA).
This cotton collar is a neck accessory that came with a part of a skirt. It was purchased from a dealer in China by Dr. Reem El Mutwalli in 2015 and was incorporated in the Zay Initiative collection.
A square scalloped cotton (Cloud_collar) or (Yunjian). Dyed in (Indigo) blue, with a central round hole as a neck insert and a slit shoulder with a (Frog_fastener).
Traditionally and more commonly made in four lobbed patterns they were also sometimes made in multi lobbed patterns and were worn as detachable collars over the shoulders of a robe or (Hanfu) like a (Shawl). The scalloped or curved patterns depict clouds and were often delicately embroidered too. Although a plain cotton version this piece is lined with a Coral and a pale pink (Satin) (Damask).