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China in Yorkshire

Red 'Crane' Robe

A chinese red silk robe, embroidered with cranes, made circa 1880-1911.


This is a woman's robe of bright red silk, embroidered all over with cranes in satin stitch. The braid border has purple butterflies on a black ground. Cranes are a symbol of long life and wisdom in China.


This robe forms part of the collections at Leeds Museums and Galleries.




 
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