London, South Kensington
16 May 2014
AN IMPERIAL TURQUOISE GAUZE COURT ROBE, JIFU
It is worked in counted stitch with nine five-clawed couched gilt dragons chasing the flaming pearl amongst clouds and bats and above a cresting wave border with lishui stripes.
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Turquoise robes were reserved for Imperial concubines and female members of the Imperial family.
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