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China Anonymous, Chinese
Male Jifu, c. 1700-1725
79 in. x 54 1/2 in. (200.66 cm x 138.43 cm)

Object Type: Textile
Technique: Woven
Period: Ch'ing Dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Colby
Accession Number: 1167A

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Brocaded red silk satin with embroidery, three buttons of gold metal, and yellow silk lining.

Object Description
Chinese Han style man's jifu (court robe) in brocaded satin of an orange red with pink overtones. The robe displays typical decoration, of clouds, mountains, and dragons. The detail work is executed in gold, white, and turquoise embroidery. The jifu has a yellow silk lining, and is made without external facings and with matching cuffs. There are three gold toned buttons and black loop closures along the left side.

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