Qing Leopard Square Scarf
Qing Leopard Square Scarf

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Qing Leopard Square Scarf

The pattern on our striking 100% silk twill square scarf was inspired by a late 18th–early 19th-century silk badge in The Met collection; the fanciful leopard indicated the third military rank during the late Qing dynasty.

By imperial Ming dynasty decree of 1391, decorative embroidered squares were sewn on the garments of Chinese government officials. Often of the finest workmanship and materials, the bird or animal on the badge signified the official's rank.

100% silk twill
36'' square
Dry clean