|Materials:||Silk, Wool, Woven|
|Period:||Late 19th/ Early 20th Century, Antique|
|Origin:||China, East Asia|
|Pattern:||Dragon, Medallion, Floral, Guardian Lion, Wànzì|
|Additional Information:||Qing Dynasty period (1644-1912). The robe is embroidered with four-clawed dragons, flaming pearl (pearl of wisdom), clouds, guardian lions, lusui waves, manji/wànzì symbols or swastikas, which represented well-being, good fortune and the universe/“all things”, medallions, bats, eternity knots and flowers.|
- holes, loose threads and missing embellishments/embroidery; fabric abrasions and shattering or threadbare areas; some tearing or ripped fabric, especially near seams where the wool meets the lining; staining, holes, tearing and discoloration to lining; woven lining material is delicate.
- 52" across bust/chest, 44" center back length.