I know enough to know that this is a very nice robe. I do not know if this is an original vintage Priest’s robe or a version made for Chinese opera. Whatever it is it is spectacular. Would make a fantastic wall hanging. If it was made for the stage it was done extremely well. You expect something made for the stage to be showy from far away without all the detail–but this has wonderful detail and incredible embroidery. Lined in a loose weave stiff fabric that gives it great body. Embroidered with dragons chasing the flaming pearl and all sorts of auspicious symbols. And wafting around in all that are lots of gorgeous embroidered butterflies. There is a famous story of Zhuang Zhu dreaming he was a butterfly and this is the carefree state that a Taoist aspires to be. Measures 54 inches from the end of one sleeve to the end of the other and 41 inches from shoulder to bottom. Has a few stitches at each side below where you would put your arms. Please ask questions before purchasing. This coat is in excellent condition with a little surface dirt, slight fading and likely a few loose stitches. Antique Chinese Taoist Priest Opera? Ching Dragon Waves Red Silk Butterfly Robe. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva’s. The item “Antique Chinese Taoist Priest Opera Ching Dragon Waves Red Silk Butterfly Robe” is in sale since Sunday, November 10, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Robes & Textiles”. The seller is “reed*reed” and is located in Appleton, Wisconsin. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Age: Unknown
- Color: Black
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Primary Material: Silk & Fabric
- Region of Origin: China