The Edrina Collection of Ming and Qing Imperial Costumes
Art Museum of China | ISBN 9789627101895
Hardback – 223 pages
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This is a catalogue to accompany a display at the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, as part of the exhibition Timeless Legacy: The Mok Family Collections. The 52 imperial costumes of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods featured in the catalogue are selected from the Edrina Collection. They include formal court robes (chaofu), semi-formal court robes (jifu), informal and casual robes (changfu and bianfu), as well as a few yardages, rank badges (buzi) and necklaces, for use from the emperors, empresses, imperial household members as well as officials and nobles.
Zong Fengying, former Head of the Textiles and Embroideries Section, Court Division, Palace Museum, Beijing, contributed an introductory essay and wrote all the descriptive entries. There is another essay by Peter Y. K. Lam, director of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong on stylistic features and evolutions of the dragon motifs on the Ming and Qing robes.