Woman’s robe. Dark-green velvet sewn in sections. Embroidered with ivory silk patterns along the facings – a row of ‘S’ motifs with dots above and below, and a border of green and white with elongated hexagons containing a comb and cross motif, with pink borders. On the body there are two appliqué panels in front with silk tassels above and below, with tablet woven purple ties with silk and gold thread binding; arrow heads or tridents and spiked arabesques are in the field. The sleeves are joined behind (the sign of a married woman) with ivory and pink tassels. Lined with ikat, purple, green and yellow, with pink ties. The ivory stitching is carried through from the front onto the linings. Bought in the Summer Palace. In 1998 they were selling off stock.
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