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This antique Chinese dragon silk embroidered Opera costume or warrior robe dates from C.1900 during the end of the Qing Dynasty. Padded satin with applique and silk and metallic embroidery having  a raised 3 dimensional dragon face with large round eyes on the front. Off white and blue silk and satin fabric, with colorful raised padded satin stitch hand embroidery work and gold metallic couching work. This marvelous theatrical Opera warrior robe costume has a layered tiered tunic drop waist style, is a long floor length, loose fitting with open sides, a split bottom back skirt, long full sleeves open underneath the arms and black trim toggle button front top opening. In excellent condition for its age. Well preserved and in the same family for the past 105 years. Accompanied by four color coordinating dance flags. Measurements to follow.Â

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Late 19th C. Traditional Chinese Opera Costume

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Sep 22, 2018