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10. Lappets

A group of nineteen lappets exquisitely worked in silk representing a peacock plume with central yellow and purple eye. The ground lavishly embroidered with peacock feather twisted threads and backed with imperial yellow lining. The shaped panels possibly used as replacements for a cape, thought to have been in the Forbidden City.

China, 18th – 19th Century 
Each piece 7.5 x 3 inches (19 x 8 cm) 

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