Theatrical jacket with grapevines


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The pattern on this jacket—part of a theatrical costume with skirt 30.76.23— features an amalgam of grapevines and dragons that twists and curves across the white background. You can see one dragon head on the left of the jacket, and another can be found in the center on the back. The quality of both the materials and the workmanship is very high: note the subtle changes in color of the silk embroidery within the leaves and the use of gold thread to delineate the branches, leaves, and tendrils of the grapevine.

Theatrical jacket with grapevines, Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on silk satin, brocade borders, China

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