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19c Chinese textile 4th RANK BADGE mandarin square

19c Chinese textile 4th RANK BADGE mandarin square


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1325865
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19th century Chinese textile embroidered rank badge (also called mandarin squares) denoting the fourth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Cloud Goose. The bird is embroidered on separate fabric, which is sewn on top of the background - as one advances in ranks, the old bird is removed, and the bird corresponding to the next rank is sewn onto the background, thus recycling the square itself. Excellent work done it brick stitch, designs include rocks among waves, flowers in the corners, bat in flight and swirling clouds, all surrounded by lattice border, in excellent clean condition. Size 11x11.75 inches.