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Antique Chinese Silk Robe with Dragon Sleeves
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Antique Chinese Silk Robe with Dragon Sleeves

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1240187
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Ivory satin robe, decorated with butterflies and flowers in various shades of pink, blue, and yellows, black satin detailing with cranes and butterflies, edged in deep blue. Gorgeous deep blue sleeves depict a dragon and phoenix coming into confrontation. Chinese dragons represent masculinity and darkness while the phoenix (or feng-huang) represents femininity and light. The sleeves have an interior lining of bright green satin. Size: 54.5" height, 72.5" across sleeves (59" across with sleeves rolled)