Chinese Empress' Embroidered Silk Five-Clawed Dragon Qun Skirt, Qing Dynasty
Bright yellow silk was reserved for the Emperor and Empress. The embroidery depicts auspicious symbols of four five-clawed dragons with the flaming “pearl of wisdom” that represents the Emperor, phoenixes that represent the Empress, clouds, bats, Lishui waves and hidden treasures, peonies, eternity knots, moths, and Buddhist symbols with the conch shell, umbrella, eternity knot, and more.
|Materials||Silk, Muslin, Silk Damask|
|Period||Antique, Mid-19th Century|
|Lining Materials||Silk Damask|
|Embellishments||Forbidden Stitch, Embroidery, Couching|
|Additional Information||Qing Dynasty period (1644-1911).|
- Secondhand clothing, handbags and accessories may retain minor imperfections throughout. Any measurements provided are approximate.
- fading, fabric wear and shattering to silk; loose stitching and threads throughout; discoloration and spot stains to muslin waistband; spot stains to lining.
- 22" waist laid flat, 35" length.