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robe, dragon, man's

Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
  • Other titles
    • ch'ang fu (Chinese)
    • dragon robe (English)
  • Description
    dragon robe, man's informal, ch'ang-fu, red silk robe with dark blue borders, embroidery and applied gold thread, lighter blue lining, design of medallions.
    "Robe - possibly theatrical robe, man;s, Manchu style (due to side opening) Circular medallions contain Chinese Unicorns (one male one female) other symbols include lucky knots, duble happy's and fungi (symbolising immortality)
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robe, man's, ch'ang-fu
robe, man's, ch'ang-fu


  • Credit
    gift of Mrs Rosemary Keene, Manukau City, collection of Auckland War Memorila Museum, T705
  • Production
    unknown (embroiderer)
    Late 19th Century
    Guangxu (1875-1908), Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Chinese Dynasty and Reign Periods
    Xuangtong (1909-1912), Qing dynasty (1644-1912), Chinese Dynasty and Reign Periods
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length (precise) : 1440mm
      (Angela Lassig)
      (length of back 1440 x width 1880 mm)
    • 0 - Whole width (precise) : 1880mm
      (Angela Lassig)
    • width : 950mm
      (width at hemline (front))
    • width : 360mm
      (width of cuff)
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 03 Personal Artifacts (Category)
    › Clothing (Classification)
    › Main Garments (Sub-classification)
    › Robe (Primary Term)
  • Record created
    14 May 1997

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