Kesi Formal Dragon Robe
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Kesi Formal Dragon Robe, China, 18th/19th century, woven with eight dragons chasing flaming pearls in gold thread, amidst ruyi-form clouds, bats, and the "Eight Buddhist Treasures," on a blue ground woven with interlocking quatrefoil ruyi motifs containing wan symbols and lotus flowers, all above a lishui border with crashing waves and precious objects, modified to open along the front with a partial collar trimmed with smaller dragons, lg. 53 in.
Overlap and collar missing, sleeves altered, small hole reverse, sleeves and shoulders, deterioration to lining at neck, back vent sewn up.
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