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Mongolian Women’s Green Jacquard Satin Long Robe with Stand Collar, Decorated Hem and Rolled Sleeves Front

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Beijing, China

With a stand collar, wide sleeves, a diagonal button placket, side slits and a diagonal button placket, this gown is in green jacquard satin embellished with crane medallion motifs, coupled with rose satin for the lining of panel as well as peach blossom satin lining for sleeves. The garment is 143cm in height, with the collar 6cm high, the bottom 99cm wide and two sleeves combined with shoulder 138cm wide.
The hem of the collar, the diagonal placket, side slits, bottom and central seams on sleeves is decorated with three parallel lines of satin strips, namely, a 3.5cm wide pale lavender foundation satin strip with floral and butterfly patterns, a 7cm wide black satin band with colorful embroidered figures of flowers and butterflies, and a 2.4cm plain black satin ribbon. Beautifully-shaped cloud motifs in the form of ruyi added to the two side slits give some more liveliness to the garment, on which there are five pairs of “一” -shaped frogs with copper buttons, one pair on the collar, one pair on the diagonal placket, one pair under right arm, one pair on each of the side slits, with the lowest pair missing.
The highlight of this robe lies in the folded cuffs featuring embroidered blossoms of peony, peach, and orchid as well as butterflies and phoenix on a white foundation satin. The embroidery, with an elegant palette as well as vivid shapes of birds and flowers, reveals the refined fashion taste of the owner.

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