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Dragon Robe: Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The majority of early eighteenth century dragon robes that have survived are made of relatively heavy silk brocade. The end of the century, however, the lighter tapestry weave called k'o-ssu and embroidered satin had become more popular. The official dress codes set forth in the Huang ch'ao li-ch' i tu shih states that the tawny yellow color of this robe was reserved for the emperor's sons, excepting the crown prince who was permitted to wear yellow like his father.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: November 21, 2009