7. Taoist Robe [Chiang-I]

A splendid green ground Taoist priest robe. The main body decorated with dragons, Buddhist symbols and a central pagoda amongst clouds. The front with lappets, embroidered trigrams, a tiger, and a dragon. The purple border has a pair of facing cranes, all couched in lavish gold thread. 

China, late 19th century
5 cms

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