Antique Chinese Monks' Kesa. Silk Brocade With Gold Threads 1800-1900 A.D
Size 76" x 44"
Size 193 x 112 cm
Monks' apparel (kāṣāya). The monks normally used fabrics consisting of a patchwork of different scraps of cloth as a sign of humility; these therefore provide valuable insights into the various type of silk cloth and embroidery available at the time