Antique Chinese Textiles by Dorothy Berry

An antique Chinese military officer's rank badge

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1293785

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A single Chinese military official's rear rank badge (4th rank) depicting a tiger.Embroidered in brick and florentine stitch with the tiger appliqued. The tiger was believed to show courage and ferocity, two characteristics valued in a military officer. The tiger was also considered a superior being, able to protect against evil forces. Late 19th century. In very good condition,with no loose threads.