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man's summer 'mandarin robe' or 'dragon robe' (longpao)

name-tag "Buchanan" stitched onto the interior silk ground CULT unknown China East Asia Man's dragon robe (longpao) made for wearing during the summer months. The dragon robe seems to have been standard (even regulation) from c.1645-55 with the reign of the Manchus. The dragon robe was a common site at the Qing court. The normal citizen of Qing China did not own it; the emperor granted the privileā€¦