All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1336467 (stock #QINBZ05)
Rank badges (Buzi, Mandarin Square) were textile panels that normally decorated the official outfits of nobles and civil and militarily officials during the Ming and Qing dynasties. This particular example has 5 bats (wu fu) symbolizing 5 blessings (a commonly used homophone in traditional Chinese culture): health, wealth, longevity, love of virtue and a peaceful death...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1336466 (stock #QINBZ02)
An exquisite example of a Qing rank badge (Buzi, Mandarin Square); the golden pheasant (Jinji) is the symbol of the second civil official. Border with gold wire way-style stitching. Traditional motifs include: the peach (shoutao); 5 bats (bianfu, reinforcing the meaning of good fortune in Chinese, fu); the peony; and lingzhi (magical mushroom). They surround the golden pheasant emerging from the sea and flying towards the sun...