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Chinese Silk KESI Dragon Robe late 19th Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 995019
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This is a Chinese Kesi (silk tapestry) dragon robe or Chi-fu dated to the late 19th Century. KESI dragon robe was the most expensive type of dragon robe in Qing dynasty; much more expensive than embroidery and brocade robe. The robe is made from unique slate blue w/ bronze dragons, brightly colored auspicious symbols. Original blue silk satin lining. There are nine, four-clawed dragons throughout the robe. The robe also features bats and other auspicious Buddhism symbols as well as Taoism symbols. The robe is in overall good condition with age wear. Small tear or holes on shoulders. Cuff to Cuff 82”, Long 56”. Provenance: from Chrysler Museum Collection.