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Imperial Chinese robes : from the forbidden city / edited by Ming Wilson, with the Palace Museum, Beijng
Books | V&A Pub. | 2010
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Description
120 p. : col. ill., map ; 28 cm.
Note
Published to accompany an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 119).
Contents
Imperial dress in the Qing dynasty / Yan Yong -- Hats for emperors and empresses / Ruan Weiping -- Ceremonial armour of the Qing emperors / Zhang Qiong -- Women's informal wear at the imperial court in the late Qing dynasty / Yin Anni -- Production processes and imperial textile manufactories / Yan Yong -- What is an "imperial" robe? / Ming Wilson.
Summary
Focusing on the dress and accessories of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), this exquisite book captures the grandeur of the garments worn by emperors and empresses for defined formal engagements. In Qing dynasty China, there were clear rules on what to wear on different occasions. Official dress was worn when the emperor performed sacrifices at the 'Temple of Heaven' and at other important rituals. Auspicious dress was for New Year, birthdays and weddings. Military dress for troop inspection; travelling dress for hunting and royal visits to provinces, and ordinary dress for events of a non-celebrative nature, such as mourning. When not performing public duties, however, the imperial family could freely choose which garments to wear - and this book also illustrates these more casual clothes with colourful and stunning fashion dresses made for the court ladies.
Subject
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Wilson, Ming.
Gu gong bo wu yuan (China)
Victoria and Albert Museum.
ISBN
9781851776207
1851776206
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