Antique Chinese Monks' Kesa. Silk Brocade with Dragon design 1800-1900 A.D
Size 79" x 46"
Size 200 x 117 cm
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Monks' apparel (kāṣāya). The monks normally used fabrics consisting of a patchwork of different scraps of cloth as a sign of humility; these therefore provide valuable insights into the various type of silk cloth and embroidery available at the time