chinese garment (cinas āṭaka)

petra kieffer-Pülz kiepue at T-ONLINE.DE
Sun Dec 28 12:50:00 UTC 2008

Dear All,

in a Buddhist law commentary (Vajirabuddhi's Gaṇṭhipada; terminus  
post quem 5th century, terminus ad quem 12th century), possibly of  
South Indian origin, the author compares a robe made of single woven  
with a "Chinese garment" (cinasāṭakaṃ, v.l. cīna-). Later  
commentators (Sinhalese) have the same description, but drop the  
comparison with the Chinese garment. This is the only reference for  
cinasāṭaka I came across.

I would be grateful for  any information about "Chinese garments" or  
about the method to make robes from separately woven patches.

Best wishes for 2009.
Petra Kieffer-Pülz

Dr. Petra Kieffer-Pülz
Wilhelm-Külz-Str. 2
99423 Weimar
Tel. 03643/770447
kiepue at

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