A green silk kesi (tapestry) robe, changyi, open at each side to a ruyi heading. The costume woven with butterflies, their colours tinted with paint and their feelers woven with gold thread. The borders of embroidered butterflies and prunus blossoms; the cream sleeve bands embroidered with figures in landscapes.
Chinese, Tongzhi period, 1856-1875, or Guangxu period, 1876-1908
Length: 135 cms
Provenance: From a Belgian private collection