Theatrical Warrior Apron
Center front padded panel with a field of couched gold metal wrapped thread simulating chain mail, within multiple borders, one of which features brocade fragments in tiger scroll motif and another with metal set glass studs. Probably part of a high ranking officer.For a full theatrical costume of such design please see “Imperial Silk, Ching Dynasty Textiles in The Minneapolis Institute of Arts.” volume 1, page 437.
Circa: 18th century
Material: Silk brocade, metallic thread, semi precious stones, glass, gilt metal
Condition: Some unravelling to couched metallic thread, good
Dimensions: 42" x 17" mounted onto a 43" x 18" frame
Inventory number: TX4032