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woman's robe
  • China
  • woman's robe, early 1900s, Republic of China (1911–1949)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold-wrapped thread, ribbon, embroidering, satin
  • Paper Type: couching
  • Object Length/Width: 131.5 x 139 cm
    Object Length/Width: 51 3/4 x 54 1/2 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Woods
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0122
Label Text

Bright blue satin ground body, with wide, lavender satin band around neck, along side closing, hem and upper cuff. The decor on both body and band is of gold bamboo in couched threads on an open field. A very dramatic pattern. Bands with schematized auspicious characters, also in couched gold threads. Pale pink sleeve bands with epidendrum decor and characters, also couched. Black brocaded ribbon set below lavender band around neck.