A standard bearer

A standard bearer

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Caption: A standard bearer According to the text 'A soldier employed in bearing a standard or gilt board on which are depicted characters which probably display some title of the Emperor'. 'His dress is nankeen cotton which is tied round the waist with the imperial or yellow girdle and his legs are cross-gartered: his hat is straw the crown is covered with a fringe of red silk. his sword as is customery with the Chinese is worn with the hilt behind'. Image taken from The Costume of China. Illustrated in forty-eight coloured engravings. Originally published in William Miller: London 1805.

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Keywords: clothing, costume, english, historical, history, soldier, the costume of china illustrated in forty-eight c, uniform

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