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2005.5.100 - Brown Silk Brocade Tibetan Chuba

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Object Typerobe Artistunknown Date Made1622-1735

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Object Typerobe Artistunknown Date Made1622-1735
Accession Number 2005.5.100 Title Brown Silk Brocade Tibetan Chuba Alternate Title Chuba, or robe, for an aristocratic man made from a jifu, or semi-formal court robe Category clothing Object Type robe Artist unknown Date Made 1622-1735 Place Made Tibet Culture Tibetan Period 17th-18th centuries Materials brown silk and metal-wrapped thread brocade Materials Glossary Brocade View Materials Glossary Details » Measurements overall: 141 cm x 186.5 cm; neck to hem: 141 cm; cuff to cuff: x 186.5 cm Description
This robe is a traditional style of full-length Tibetan robe, or a chuba, with long sleeves and right side opening. The robe is thick and has a batting-lined collar suggesting the owner might use it in cold weather in…
This robe is a traditional style of full-length Tibetan robe, or a chuba, with long sleeves and right side opening. The robe is thick and has a batting-lined collar suggesting the owner might use it in cold weather in Tibet. The pattern on the Chinese brocade of the robe features dragons, clouds, rocks, and waves, displaying a Qing imperial design.

The robe is thick and heavy and reveals the fabric belongs to an early Qing style. Crowded cloud patterns accumulate all over the robe. Eight gold brocaded dragons are upon the clouds, including four front-facing dragons on the top section (chest, back and shoulders) and four side-facing dragons on the lower section (front and back). Below the dragons, there are large curled waves, rocks in the middle and colourful striped waters along the hem.

Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart
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© 2019 University of Alberta
© 2019 University of Alberta
© 2019 University of Alberta
© 2019 University of Alberta

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"2005.5.100 - Brown Silk Brocade Tibetan Chuba, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-19322. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Publications

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