A white silk gauze Han lady's jacket. The costume embroidered in counted stitch with roundels containing figures in gardens and bordered with flowers and the Eight Daoist Emblems. The brown gauze collar and border underlaid with gold leaf on paper to sparkle through the gauze.
Chinese, Tongzhi period, 1856-75
Length: 94 cms
Provenance: Mis Collection, Belgium
For a near identical jacket see:
'Spectacular Fabrics from a Fashionable Time: Ladies' Textiles of the Qing Dynasty', The History Museum, Hong Kong, 2015 exhibition of the Chang Collection, pl. 179