Purse for man's court belt (shou)
Overall (includes handle/strings): 28 x 12 x 1 cm (11 x 4 3/4 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk split tapestry in silk and gold wrapped thread (kesi), braided silk cord
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Man's drawstring purse (shou) with pleated opening and pink braided silk cords and with design of Chinese character for long life surrounded by bats, clouds, endless knot and water and wave pattern (lishui) border in silk tapestry on a yellow ground; pair with 11.2788
This purse is one of a pair that would have been suspended from a sash-like belt (chaodai) worn around the waist of a Manchu man's court coat.