Imperial Court Chinese Dragon Robe Kossu Kesi Nine Dragons High Nobility
Silk Gold thread China Rare Tapestry
This is a rare offering....this 19th century, tapestry silk weave Dragon Robe. This formalChinese Imperial court robe, filled with auspicious Buddhist symbols is from the 19th century. This robe has nine large dragons, one is hidden under the front flap. Nine was the perfect auspicious number associated with the Emperor. Dragon robes were worn in the Imperial Palace. We believe this was from high Nobility. It have five different shaded of colours, in stripes on the bottom, with the land coming out of the sea in the center. It is all hand woven silk with the rare tapestry, Kesi, Kossu weave. Filled with bats, flowers, Buddhist symbols. It has 6 buttons. Is is lightly faded in the front, stronger colour on the back. This piece displays beautifully.
Interesting to note: The Dragons is chasing the pearl, the ninth Dragon under the flap, he caught it.
It has damage...the sleeve cuffs, the collar, weak points throughout. The back bottom quarter panel is worn. Please look at photos closely. I can send more pictures too.
It measures 55 inches long x 40 inches across the bottom, 27 inches across the chest, 82 inches cuff to cuff.