Fine Qing Dynasty Cloud Collar.
Framed on silk under glass.
The cloud collar motif was originally used as a cosmic symbol in China.
When used on clothing, the cloud shape is a symbolism which represent abundance while the neck opening is a symbolism for the “Sky gate” (i.e. the entrance to heaven).The lobes which point in 4-directions represents the universe.
Excellent unrestored condition.
Nominal Wear to neck area.
Dimensions: 41” across at diagonal ; 29” across at square; 2” deep.
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