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A WOMAN'S ROBE WITH FLOWERING WISTERIA ON A SWASTIKA BACKGROUND
2.000 € - 3.000 €
Description:China, 19th c.
L. 133 cm, B. 133 cm
This heavy robe(changyi) is richly embroidered with silver threads and was made for a noble Manchu lady. Black, starched silk gauze (sha) in leno weave, embroidered with silk in graduated shades of blue in counted stitches and silver threads. Borders with identical pattern (embroidered) or cranes (woven), here underlaid with black silk gauze. Brass ball buttons.
From a European private collection, acquired prior to 1980
Cf.: A summer robe (changyi) of embroidered gauze, Bonhams Auction, 6/24/2014; A summer robe embroidered with wisteria, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. 30.76.3; A robe with similar pattern (kesi), on red background: Textile Research Center Leiden, Inv. No. 2018.2840
Minor traces of use, some loose threads in the embroidery