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woman's long pao (dragon robe)
  • China
    active: China
  • woman's long pao (dragon robe), 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • kesi, silk, gold and silver-wrapped thread, embroidering
  • Paper Type: couching, satin
  • Object Length/Width: 145.5 x 221 cm
    Object Length/Width: 57 1/4 x 87 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Ethyl Wellman
  • Not on display
  • 1968.0013
Label Text

K'o-ssu (kesi) red tapestry court robe with three dragons, with embroidered eyes in satin stitch over a mountain design. It is decorated with eight precious Buddhist objects, bats and peaches, swastikas, a basket of fruit and flowers as well as eight immortals attributes. It has wrapped gold and silver thread and multi-colored silk on blue ground. The dragons are couched in gold thread.