|Skirt with Paired Aprons
China. C'hing Dynasty. Late 19th century.
Silk braid appliquéd on soft apricot-colored silk satin. This old Chinese skirt, has been altered, changed from the traditional wrap-around style to a more Western fashion, with an elastic waist. Identical large embroidered panels appear on the front and back, with small gored panels in between. The skirt is 30" long, with a 26 - 30 inch waist. The panels could be framed if desired. The appearance of this piece is good, but it is rather frail. $185
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