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19c kesi Chinese textile 5th RANK BADGE mandarin square

19c kesi Chinese textile 5th RANK BADGE mandarin square


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1318906
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Mid 19th century Chinese textile kesi rank badge (also called mandarin squares) denoting the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. The badge is from the front of an official’s robe and consists of 2 vertical halves allowing the garment to be opened, now sown together. Woven designs on lattice background include sun, rocks among waves and clouds, bats in flight, fungus of Immortality, peaches, peonies, lotus flowers and other Emblems of the 8 Immortals, Buddhist Emblems and Eight Treasures, all surrounded by swastika border. Black ink painting highlights, sown on wide border, in very good condition. Kesi part inside the border is approximately 11.5x11.5 inches, total dimensions are 17x17 inches.