Antique Embroidered Chinese Robe


This stunning 19th century black silk robe is covered in embroidery in multi toned indigo threads. The images include butterflies, flowers, blossoms and peonies. The front opening, hem and side seams are embellished with a beautiful silk woven ribbon enhanced with a blue edge. An additional gold, blue, purple and green ribbon has been added as an additional accent. The white silk cuffs contain many styles of embroidery from satin stitch, and couched copper thread, to small knot work.The two main embroideries on the back of the robe have been highlighted with gold thread. It is lined throughout in a white silk.

Condition:  There is some minor wear to the collar, and slight staining to the inside of the cuffs. A beautiful museum quality piece.