Civilian Rank Badge of a female

Civilian rank badge featuring a quail which during the Ching dynasty was the bird of the seventh rank. A bird facing to the right means it is for the official s wife.The kosu technique used here is a very labor intensive form of tapestry and to cut corners kosu weavings are often further decorated with painted elements.In this case the yellow areas as well as the dark lines are all painted in.

Circa: Early 20th century

Origin: China

Material: Silk

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 11" x 12"

Inventory number: TX4168



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