Add to Favorites
The materials, symbols, and colours used and the fine handicraft with which it was made suggest that the robe was meant to be worn by the emperor himself. It is a very special object in the museum´s collection. The robe is made of exquisite materials such as the yellow silk of the surface and the fine embroidery using different coloured silk threads and even gold and silver thread. The beautifully coloured embroidery can be interpreted as a schematic diagram of the universe: the lower border of diagonal bands and rounded billows represent water from which prism shaped rocks emerge at the four axis of the robe symbolizing the earth mountain. Above is the cloud-filled firmament with the five-clawed coiling dragons as well as the 12 Symbols of the Imperial Authority.
Map Of Museums