pa kua i (Robe)

About this object

History of use

Daoist ritual specialist robe.

Physical description

Red robe with embroidery. The robe has wide sleeves, side slits and side opening with ties. The front, back and sleeves have large roundels with yin-yang and pa kua symbols in gold surrounded by colourful cloud, bat and floral motifs on red ground. The scalloped borders around the neck, sleeves, sides and hem have colourful bat, peaches, butterfly and floral (chrysanthemum, orchid, prunus, peony) motifs on dark blue ground. The inside has blue cotton lining.