Chen Zhengxiong: QINGDAI GONGTING FUSHI. Imperial Costumes of the Qing Dynasty. Shanghai, 2014. 222 pp. c.150 pp. full page colour plates. A few b/w text drawings. 30x28 cm. Boards.
Shows 41 examples of Qing imperial formal and informal costumes and robes, 3 military ceremonial uniforms, 4 informal lady's skirts, 17 mandarin square rank badges, 4 embroidered pouches, 3 kingfisher head-dresses, 1 summer and 1 winter head-dress and 4 elaborate hairpins. This work is of note for the large full page colour plates illustrating the costumes and accessories, most of the costumes being illustrated in their entirety and showing close-up detail allowing full appreciation of the design and embroidered work. It appears that many of the costumes illustrated come from collections in Taiwan, including the National History Museum in Taibei. Text in Chinese. A good visual reference. Hard to obtain.
Subjects: Textiles Court Life
Can be ordered in, as of: 09/09/2018
Was item 93 in printed List 193.
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