Jun 17, 2005
Jun 17, 2005

Woman's Bridal Dress, Pleated Skirt

Woman's Bridal Dress, Pleated Skirt


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Silk, gilt-metal thread; embroidery

Overall: 94.6 x 86.4 cm (37 1/4 x 34 in.)

Gift of Elizabeth Wade Sedgwick 2005.135.2



This three-piece bridal dress includes a dragon jacket, a pleated skirt, and a tabard, a short loose-fitting sleeveless vest. The ensemble reveals the high rank of her husband even though it did not fall under the scope of the Qing Dynasty sumptuary laws.

The pleated turquoise skirt, with six embroidered panels that feature dragons in the front and back, would be worn beneath the red dragon jacket (2005.135.1).

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