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Woman's Informal Robe with Lilacs and Hydrangeas in Counted Stitch

unknownChina Qing dynasty(1644-1911)

 The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum

The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum
Seoul, South Korea

Chinese and Manchu women's informal robes were often lavishly ornamented with auspicious and symbolic imagery, and among the most popular motifs were naturalistic depictions of seasonal flowers. The hydrangeas and lilacs embroidered in counted stitch on this robe would have rendered it appropriate for wear during the summer.

Details

  • Title: Woman's Informal Robe with Lilacs and Hydrangeas in Counted Stitch
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: China Qing dynasty(1644-1911)
  • Physical Dimensions: w137 x l174 cm
  • Type: costume
  • Rights: The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Sookmyung Women's University

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