hua nu wai i (Robe)

About this object

Cultural context

worn as an outer coat in summer.

Physical description

Gray, open weave robe with embroidery. The robe has a short standing collar, wide sleeves, side slits and centre opening with ribbon ties. The front, back and sleeves have scattered individual floral motifs and large roundels with several floral motifs in pink, red, yellow and green on gray ground. The sleeves have a wide border with floral motifs in blue and white on gray ground. The inside is unlined.