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Daoist priest's robe (jiangyi)
  • China
  • Daoist priest's robe (jiangyi), late 1800s or early 1900s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold thread, k'o-ssu
  • Object Length/Width: 140.97 x 172.08 cm
    Object Length/Width: 55 1/2 x 67 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis
  • Not on display
  • 1946.0028
Label Text

Silk k'o-ssu (tapestry woven) Taoist priest's robe. It is decorated in shades of green, blue, purple, brown, black, gray, red and gold wrapped threads on a beige ground. Some outlines and details are embroidered in silk and gold wrapped threads. It is lined with yellow damask. There is a decorative motif of four clawed dragons and a purple and green landscape with architecture all on a pale peach background.