Dragon Cuff Fragment

Five-clawed dragons were reserved for use by the imperial family in 19th century China. This fragment is a part of a cuff that once decorated a sleeve of a robe worn by someone of high status. The dragon is reaching for the pearl of wisdom, surrounded by clouds and a bat, with water below it.

The decorating technique is called Ko-su which is a complicated, labor intensive form of tapestry weave.

Circa: Late 19th Century

Origin: China

Material: Silk

Condition: Excellent

Dimensions: 11.25" x 4"

Inventory number: TX5030



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