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Blue silk dragon robe in poor condition: silk lining and backing disintegrating, gold couching is falling off in many places. Hand sewn full length garment, front overlap closing to the right, loops for closing but the buttons or balls are missing, short sleeved with front and back vents. Covered with satin stitch in various motifs: green bats, blue and cream colored waves and clouds, and the bottom edge of robe and sleeve edged with water in satin stitch in blue, green, cream, and yellow/browns with the Buddhist eight precious things rising from the waves. 9 five-toed dragons, precious motifs ( i.e. vase, lotus, endless knot, canopy, wheel, and others), and imperial motifs (i.e. lotus, clouds, swastika, fire) couched in gold. Round neck opening; band is 1" tapestry weave, next a 1/4" gold braid, followed by a 2.25" border with a black background.
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