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Gold twill damask robe with wide sleeves

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

This is a female ceremonial robe from the Mongol Yuan period. Originally, there were motifs in gold on the monochrome pattern, but the gold leaf has worn away. The original pattern was a medallion with flying bird motifs. There are traces of a cloud collar on the shoulders, also with designs in gold thread. There are also hints of nasij on the collar and sleeves, four-petal flower motifs in lozenge form surrounding four-dotted floral patterns in lozenge form.

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  • Title: Gold twill damask robe with wide sleeves
  • Location: China
  • Location Created: China
  • Type: Textiles
  • Materials and techniques: Silk
  • Dynasty: Yuan dynasty
  • Dimensions: 145cm x 200cm

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