chinese garment (cinas āṭaka)
kiepue at T-ONLINE.DE
Sun Dec 28 12:50:00 UTC 2008
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.
Dr. Petra Kieffer-Pülz
kiepue at t-online.de
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