Antique Chinese Textiles by Dorothy Berry

A civil mandarin's formal chaofu skirt

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1262833

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Dorothy Berry Chinese Textiles
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A chaofu skirt for formal court wear with a black silk satin ground embroidered in couched gold-wrapped thread and satin stitch with a band of roundels of dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds,endless knot and double happiness symbols and bats above cresting waves and a narrow lishui stripe, the top of the skirt and a small pendent flap (ren) similarly decorated. Late 19th century. In excellent condition with no obvious signs of damage or fraying.