About this object

Cultural context

worn by a man of high social standing or a high ranking official or a noble. it is an informal gown.

Physical description

Red robe with a round neck, long wide sleeves and side opening with brass frog closures. On the front, back and sleeves are orchid, butterfly and blossom? motifs. Around the neck, sides and bottom is a border of embroidered blue floral, vase and bat motifs on cream ground, edged with black trim. The inside lining is yellow damask silk containing floral and swastika motifs.