AN EMBROIDERED BLUE-GROUND DRAGON ROBE, MANGPAO
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AN EMBROIDERED BLUE-GROUND DRAGON ROBE, MANGPAO

19TH CENTURY

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AN EMBROIDERED BLUE-GROUND DRAGON ROBE, MANGPAO
19TH CENTURY
The blue ground is worked in couched gold thread and satin stitch on the front and back with five-clawed dragons confronting flaming pearls amidst shou characters and bats suspending wan emblems and double-peaches woven in shades of red, all amidst Daoist emblems. The terrestrial diagram and lishui stripe at the hem are tossed with the bajixiang (Eight Buddhist Emblems).
54 ¾ in. (139 cm.) long

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