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A DARK BLUE AND GOLD SILK BROCADE CHUBA

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A DARK BLUE AND GOLD SILK BROCADE CHUBA
17TH CENTURY

Worked on the front and back with a large four-clawed dragon, each tail extending over the shoulder above a rounded terrestrial diagram interspersed with cloud whorls, a wide band near the hem woven with a further pair of dragons contesting flaming pearls, the blue silk ground with a faint design of bold cloud scrolls, lined with handspun cotton--52 1/2in. (133.4cm.) long
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