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2005.5.15 - Silk Tapestry Weave Tibetan Chuba Robe for a Man

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Object Typerobe Artistunknown Date Made1662-1722

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Object Typerobe Artistunknown Date Made1662-1722
Accession Number 2005.5.15 Title Silk Tapestry Weave Tibetan Chuba Robe for a Man Alternate Title Chuba, or robe, for an aristocratic man Category clothing Object Type robe Artist unknown Date Made 1662-1722 Place Made Tibet Culture Tibetan Period Qing 17th-18th centuries Materials metal-wrapped thread, silk and peacock feather-wrapped thread tapestry weave with fur trim Materials Glossary Tapestry Weave View Materials Glossary Details » Measurements overall: 149 cm x 206 cm; neck to hem: 149 cm; cuff to cuff: x 206 cm Description
A Tibetan robe (chuba) for a man made from patchwork Chinese tapestry (kesi) fragments. There are qilin along the hem and cuffs of the robe, as well as phoenixes along the lower torso and mid-sleeve. The upper torso…
A Tibetan robe (chuba) for a man made from patchwork Chinese tapestry (kesi) fragments. There are qilin along the hem and cuffs of the robe, as well as phoenixes along the lower torso and mid-sleeve. The upper torso is adorned with an ancient style of dragon called kuilong, which is a snake-like creature depicted in either a geometric or curvilinear style. In the background there are clouds, waves, rocks, peonies, and mountains. Brown fur trims the cuffs, front flap, and hem of the robe. These tapestry fragments in the robe were imported from China and can be dated to the 17th century or earlier.
Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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Publications

Author Vollmer, John and Jacqueline Simcox
Title Emblems of Empire: Selections from the Mactaggart Art Collection
Publication Date 2009