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Manchu's man's semiformal court coat (chi-fu); brick red color; full-length garment; front overlap closing to the right, fastened with 5 loop and gilt metal ball toggle buttons and 1 knotted-cord toggle button under front flap; papered sleeves ending with flared cuffs; front and back vents; 9 5-toed dragons; imperial motifs: i.e. lotus scroll, waves, mountains, clouds, cranes, bats, Buddhist knot, rebus; silk twill woven design see J. Vollmer: _Decoding Dragons_, plate 111
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