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China Anonymous, Chinese
Man's Jifu, c. 1890-1910
Satin
53 in. x 46 in. (134.62 cm x 116.84 cm)


Object Type: Textile
Technique: Woven
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 0459


Marks
No marks.

Medium
Brocaded blue satin, with a gray silk lining.

Object Description
Chinese Manchurian style man's jifu (semi-formal court costume). The coat is an early 18th century style, but was made later (c. 1890-1910). It is a good example of retro-style court attire, and was probably made for domestic use in the 19th century. The coat is sapphire blue, with typical decoration of three dragons and clouds, and muti-colored wavy lines along the lower edge. The sleeves are of the same material as the coat, and have a slight flare to the cuffs. The lining is of gray silk.

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