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Mia Presents Qing Dynasty Women’s Robes

February 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Free
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Emblems of a Prosperous Life: Women’s Robes of Late Imperial China (1700s – 1800s)

July 14, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Gallery 218
Free

In the 1700s and 1800s, aristocratic Chinese women wore sumptuous clothing in and out of court. At court, women’s attire was highly standardized; outside court, they had greater flexibility to choose styles and designs that matched their personal taste. Robes arranged with medallion designs were considered the most formal. Robes with overall scattered schemes were less formal, and robes with only decorative borders and plain grounds were the least formal. Floral imagery, already popular for hundreds of years, became increasingly realistic at this time. Many of these garments exemplify a fashion trend of the 1800s: cuffs and hems embellished with embroidered bands, which in turn were often edged with strips of brocaded ribbon.

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Details

Date:
February 7, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://new.artsmia.org/exhibition/emblems-of-a-prosperous-life-womens-robes-of-late-imperial-china-1700s-1800s/

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