A dragon robe is embroidered with nine yellow dragons. Both the dragon motif in different forms and a particular bright yellow colour had been the prerogative of the emperor's garments for many centuries. It was against the law for ordinary people to use dragons or the color yellow on their own clothes.
Chinese silk and metal thread imperial "dragon" rug qing dynasty The rug embroidered and gilt weaved with nine dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls within rock wave and lappet borders, inscribed to upper edge with "jingrengong yuyong" 81 in. x 41 in.