Chinese Art:Textiles

Chinese Qing Woman’s Han Style Silk Embroidered Purple Ground Robe
item#: 1423439
price: SOLD
Chinese late Qing to early Republic period lady’s robe embroidered in polychrome silk and gold couched thread on a dark purple silk ground. Eight gilt dragon and phoenix bird roundels are on the front, back, and shoulders. The bottom of the robe is gilt decorated in the traditional pattern of waves, stylized mountains, and diagonal bands of upright water (li shui) permeated with auspicious symbols. Black silk decorative borders accent the front opening, side slits, and neck. Sleeve cuffs are embroidered in five-clawed dragons, phoenix birds, Buddhist lion dogs, and bats over diagonal water and foaming waves all set against a blue ground. The silk lining is light blue. Early 20th century. Measures about 62” sleeve end to sleeve end and 40” long. Very good color and clean overall condition. The robe has a separation in the seam at one armpit and frayed edges to both sleeve cuff bottoms. The lining shows some soiling and wear throughout and at the neck but is mainly intact apart from an 8” long separation along the bottom of the back. The embroidery has loose and missing stitches. The silk frog closures at the neck and mid-section are both missing the loops. From a Phoenix, Arizona collection.

Chinese Qing Woman’s Han Style Silk Embroidered Purple Ground Robe