Child's semi-formal court robe (jifu)
Object Place: China
87.2 x 125.1 cm (34 5/16 x 49 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; split tapestry-weave (kesi) with silk and gold-metallic thread
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Child’s semi-formal court robe (jifu) with horse-shoe cuffs and side opening with gold round buttons and design of earth mountain and cosmic ocean along the bottom, above which are nine five-clawed dragons with flaming pearl, clouds and bats in silk and metallic gold thread on an orange silk tapestry ground, neck band and cuffs of silk tapestry with dark blue ground; lined in light blue plain-weave silk.
The color orange is suitable for wear by the heir-apparent.
Gift of Louis H. Farlow to the MFA on March 3, 1910
Gift of Louis H. Farlow