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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1336467 (stock #CH7.42)
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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...