Uncut Robe

c. 1890s
Part 1: 142.2 x 77.5 cm (56 x 30 1/2 in.); Part 2: 279.4 x 77.5 cm (110 x 30 1/2 in.); Part 3: 279.4 x 77.5 cm (110 x 30 1/2 in.)
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These three panels of silk netting would have been cut out and sewn into a gown. The airy fabric is embroidered in gold, white, blues, pinks, and violets with designs of phoenix birds, chrysanthemums, and symbols of longevity.
Uncut Robe

Uncut Robe

c. 1890s

China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

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