Imperial robe made of blue cloth with thick warp threads and two adjacent weft threads twisted, to form an open weave pattern. Onto this is embroidered various small patterns in blue and yellow, a large design of a dragon in gold on front and back and shoulders, these dragons have human heads. There are also dragons in gold around the lower part of the robe, with dragonheads. Below these are diagonal stripes of silk in brown, blue and dark yellow. The sleeves are black with a semi-circular ghost pattern in the weave, whilst the cuffs are in brown open-weave cloth backed in blue, with dragons. There are three spherical openwork gold buttons, the left-hand front fastens on the right under the right sleeve.

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