Civil Officer's Emblem [Framed Embroidery]
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Dimensions: 26' x 26' [65.5 x 65.5 cm]
Description: Only the highest ranking civilian official in the Qing dynasty could claim
the right to wear this red-crested crane on his robe. As a symbol of longevity, the crane
represented the endurance of the kingdom. The traditional stylized ocean base, along
with the different flowers and bats, combine to represent the continuing fortune of the
kingdom on a world-wide basis.