Peking Opera Robe
|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||19th Century|
|Credit Line:||Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville, 1904|
Red satin dragon robe (mang pao 蟒袍) worn for the Peking Opera. Heavily embroidered with gold and multi-colored thread. Most likely for a male character, a high official or emperor. The heavy satin of this robe slowed down the movements of the actor who wore it, making him look elegant onstage.
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