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A court robe (chaopao) adorned with fierce dragons.

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A peacock belt made out of linked gold panels and 75 carats of diamonds.

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A qipao made using devore velvet.

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Intricately crafted armbands from Sumatra.

Style: A history of beauty

Asian Civilisations Museums opens two new galleries focused on fashion and jewellery
Apr 3, 2020 5:50 AM

HUMAN HISTORY IS rich with stories about the search for treasure and beauty. The Asian Civilisations Museum is celebrating that history with two new galleries that focus on jewellery, and fashion and textiles. Its ceramics gallery has also been refreshed. 

On display are over 300

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