Antique Chinese Qing Silk Kesi Lady's Robe Yardage
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Antique Chinese Qing Silk Kesi Lady's Robe Yardage:
Very rare antique Chinese late Qing Dynasty lady's silk tapestry kesi (K'o-SSu) robe yardage (incomplete and made into a kimono), featuring peony flowers woven with golden and silver gilt threads, with the flower contours and leaf veins in blue threads, against a coral red ground, with yellow edges. Unlined. Together with a sash made of same textile.
Late 19th to early 20th century.
Condition: Excellent condition, minor splits under armpit and a few loose threads at edges.
Measurements: cuff to cuff 146cm, armpit to armpit 73cm, collar to hem 130cm. Sash is about 210cm long.
Key words: Chinese rank badge dragon robe brocade kesi k'ossu tapestry textile court imperial costume mandarin square insignia silk embroidered panel Qing Ching
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Key words: Chinese rank badge dragon robe brocade kesi k'ossu tapestry textile court imperial costume mandarin insignia silk embroidered panel Qing Ching