Friday, July 31, 2009

Chinese Garments

These beautiful Chinese silk items were brought out for packing this week. Both are ceremonial garments dating to the late 1800's. The detail images below show the elaborate embroidery of traditional Chinese motifs in silk thread and metal wrapped thread.

Details of HLATC 1989.1.1, Court Robe

Detail of HLATC 1997.9.1, Dragon Jacket

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