Han Chinese woman's robe in green patterned silk with short stand-up collar. Embroidered with bats, butterflies and flowers in satin stitch and seed stitch in graduated colours. The floral sprays are of chrysanthemum, plum blossom, orchid, magnolia and begonia grandis, the autumn crab apple. Note embroidery on underside of sleeves, which are turned back when worn. There is writing on the lining of the skirt.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: