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An altered long gua robe of chestnut brown satin, embroidered in silks and couched gilt thread with eight dragon roundels, with a turbulent sea-wave border below, the borders of midnight blue satin embroidered with small dragon roundels, 19th century, re-tailored probably in the 20th century, sleeves and neckline altered, brocade facings added, some stains
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An altered long gua robe of chestnut brown satin, embroidered in silks and couched gilt thread with eight dragon roundels, with a turbulent sea-wave border below, the borders of midnight blue satin embroidered with small dragon roundels, 19th century, re-tailored probably in the 20th century, sleeves and neckline altered, brocade facings added, some stains

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An altered long gua robe of chestnut brown satin, embroidered in silks and couched gilt thread with eight dragon roundels, with a turbulent sea-wave border below, the borders of midnight blue satin embroidered with small dragon roundels, 19th century, re-tailored probably in the 20th century, sleeves and neckline altered, brocade facings added, some stains
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The chestnut brown colour of this robe suggests that, in its original state, it may have been intended for a high-ranking imperial consort. The style of re-tailoring and the brocade facings suggest that it may have been altered in Central Asia
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