Sleeveless Jacket with Flowering Vine Pattern and Bands


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The elaborate banding at the edges of this garment is typical of Chinese women's clothing of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The especially complex forms seen at the center front and sides are used here as an independent design motif, but in earlier times, four such lobes constituted the "cloud collar" pattern, which decorated the upper part of garments.

Sleeveless Jacket with Flowering Vine Pattern and Bands, Silk tapestry (kesi), China

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