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Daoist Dignitary robe. Qing Dynasty. (1644-1911) 17th-18th Century. China. Satin, metallic thread.

from the personal treasures collected by louis comfort tiffany - late 19th century headdress from china - crafted from gilded silver with kingfisher feathers on an armature of wire, cloth, and fiber! so lovely!

imperialasia: “ Qing dynasty military general circa. 1890. You can imagine his armor is in either red, blue, white or yellow as these are the colors of the four ‘flags’ of Manchuria. ”