This fine woman's padded winter surcoat is made of black silk with textured, woven roundels showing Buddhist symbols such as the endless knot. The hems at the side openings have a ruyi shape. Along the collar, the center opening, and the sides are a narrow and a broad embroidered border with floral decors and birds.
Most appealing are the wide sleeve bands of cream silk embroidered in Peking knot stitch. Auspicious flowers such as peonies or chrysanthemums are neatly incorporated and at the center of the floral arrangement we see a little bird picking from a pomegranate.
Dimensions: Total width (measured with stretched out sleeves) 158 cm; maximum length 110 cm
Condition: good condition with minor staining and very few open stitches or loose threads. One shoulder shows several tears.
Provenance: German private collection
尺寸：總寬（伸展袖子）158 厘米; 總長 110 厘米