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Woman’s robe, embroidered with eight dragon medallions

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

This robe was made for an aristocratic Manchu woman in the Qing dynasty. It has a round collar, a large front panel opening on the right, straight frog closures, wide sleeves, with vents on both sides. The hem is decorated with ocean waves and mountains. A total of eight dragons are embroidered on the robe.

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  • Title: Woman’s robe, embroidered with eight dragon medallions
  • Location: China
  • Location Created: China
  • Type: Textiles
  • Materials and techniques: Silk, Embroidery
  • Dynasty: Qing dynasty
  • Dimensions: 140cm x 188cm

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