Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

wedding robe with butterflies
  • China
  • wedding robe with butterflies, late 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold thread, embroidering, kesi, painting
  • Paper Type: couching, seed, running
  • Object Length/Width: 145 x 139.7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 57 x 55 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1044
Label Text

Woman's red silk K'o-ssu (kesi) tapestry robe. It is decorated with flowers and butterflies, which are woven in multicolored silks, gold wrapped threads in a running stitch for antennae. The cuffs are pale green damask with Peking stitch embroidery outlined by a single couched gold wrapped thread. The robe has a pink damask lining.