Focusing on the dress and accessories of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), this exquisite book captures the grandeur of the garments worn by emperors and empresses for defined formal engagements. In Qing dynasty China, there were clear rules on what to wear on different occasions. Official dresses were worn when the emperor performed sacrifices at the Temple of Heaven and at other important rituals. Auspicious dresses were for New Year, birthdays and weddings. Military dresses for troop inspection; travelling dresses for ...

Imperial Chinese Robes: From the Forbidden City 2010, V & A Publishing, London

ISBN-13: 9781851776207