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Altered Chinese Embroidered Chao Fu Skirt w. Dragons, late Qing.

Altered Chinese Embroidered Chao Fu Skirt w. Dragons, late Qing.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920: Item # 1439845

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A Chinese court "chao fu" silk skirt, altered as a Carnival costume, using one quarter of the skirt as a flap (photo No. 6). Night blue silk with sixteen dragon roundels and four five-clawed "long" dragons pursuing the flaming pearl among clouds, bats and cranes, above waves, stylized rocks and the "lishui" pattern. Embroidery in polychrome satin stitch and couched metal threads. Condition: altered, some thin areas in the non-embroidered part, waistband not original, some loose and missing threads, shortened, metal threads tarnished. Dimension approx.: skirt: 177 cm long x 71.5 cm high, flap: 56.5 cm wide x 57.5 cm high (plus seam 12 cm)
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