Woman's Court Vest (Xiapei)

UnknownChina, Qing dynasty(1644-1911)

 The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum

The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum
Seoul, South Korea

For their weddings and the most formal ceremonial occasions, Chinese women wore a sleeveless vest such as this over a dragon patterned jacket (mang ao). The xiapei was typically decorated with a profile dragon and lishui, as well as an insignia badge corresponding to her husband's rank.


  • Title: Woman's Court Vest (Xiapei)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: China, Qing dynasty(1644-1911)
  • Physical Dimensions: w45.5 × h119.5 ㎝
  • Type: Costume
  • Rights: The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Sookmyung Women's University

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