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Mandarin square

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Also known as a rank badge, was a large embroidered badge sewn onto the surcoat of officials in Imperial China (decorating hanfu and qizhuang), Korea (decorating the gwanbok of the Joseon dynasty), in Vietnam, and the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was embroidered with detailed, colourful animal or bird insignia indicating the rank of the official wearing it. Despite its name, the mandarin square (buzi) falls into two categories: round buzi and square buzi.  Clothing decorated with buzi is known as bufu in China. In the 21st century, the use of buzi on hanfu was revived following the Hanfu movement.
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Chinese Rank Badge with Lion, Ming dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Lion, Ming dynasty

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Four-Clawed Dragon, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Four-Clawed Dragon, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Qilin, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Qilin, Qing Dynasty

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Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Woman's Rank Badge with Crane

Woman's Rank Badge with Crane

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Quail, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Quail, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck (?), Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck (?), Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Crane, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Crane, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Paradise Fly-Catcher, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Paradise Fly-Catcher, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Tiger, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Tiger, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Peacock, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Peacock, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Accession Number: 53.60.11 Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain photograph of textile sample, pattern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Accession Number: 53.60.12 Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Chinese Rank Badge with Tiger, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Tiger, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Woman's Rank Badge with Wild Goose

Woman's Rank Badge with Wild Goose

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Buddhist Symbols, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Buddhist Symbols, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Public domain photo of a 3d object, China, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Chinese Rank Badge with Goose, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Crane, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Crane, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Leopard, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Leopard, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Lion, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Lion, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Crane - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge with Crane - Public domain dedication image

Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain photograph decorative panel, decor, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank badge with a pair of tiger-leopards

Rank badge with a pair of tiger-leopards

Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain photograph of textile sample, pattern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Bear, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Bear, Qing Dynasty

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Black Bear, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Black Bear, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Diaper Pattern and Wave Design

Rank Badge with Diaper Pattern and Wave Design

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge, Qing Dynasty

Accession Number: 46.133.2 Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)

Rank Badge with White Egret, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with White Egret, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Accession Number: 53.60.17 Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain photograph decorative panel, decor, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Accession Number: 53.60.10 Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain photograph of textile sample, pattern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Peacock, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Peacock, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Manchurian Crane, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Manchurian Crane, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Crane, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Crane, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Lion of Asia, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Lion of Asia, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of tapestry object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Qilin, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Qilin, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Embroidered Rank Badge for Civil Official, Qing Dynasty

Embroidered Rank Badge for Civil Official, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Accession Number: 53.60.16 Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Accession Number: 53.60.13 Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge - Public domain dedication image

Accession Number: 53.60.22 Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain photograph of textile sample, pattern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Embroidered Square in the Form of a Rank Badge

Embroidered Square in the Form of a Rank Badge

Young Yang Chung (Korean, born 1936)

Rank Badge (China), 19th century (CH 18571451)

Rank Badge (China), 19th century (CH 18571451)

Mandarin Square (P'u-Tzu) for military official of the second rank. Lion on a rock surrounded by wave and cloud forms and symbols, worked in couching. Sun is made of small coral beads. Narrow border of Chinese ... More

Rank Badge (China), mid- 19th century (CH 18563211)

Rank Badge (China), mid- 19th century (CH 18563211)

Rank badge for a civil official of the fifth rank. Embroidered silk and metallic yarns showing a silver pheasant facing a sun disk, on a ground of clouds and surrounded by auspicious symbols. Diagonal lines at ... More

Rank Badge with Bats (no insignia), Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Bats (no insignia), Qing Dynasty

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Chinese Rank Badge with Phoenixes, Ming dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Phoenixes, Ming dynasty

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Mythological Animal, Ming dynasty

Rank Badge with Mythological Animal, Ming dynasty

Ming dynasty (1368–1644) Public domain photograph of Ming dynasty archaeological object, China, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Eastern Egret, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Eastern Egret, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Mandarin Duck, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Paradise Fly-Catcher, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Paradise Fly-Catcher, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Child's rank badge, Qing Dynasty

Child's rank badge, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Accession Number: 30.75.957 Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Yongzheng period (1723–35)

Rank Badge with Manchurian Crane, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Manchurian Crane, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Egret, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank badge with a crane (one of a pair)

Rank badge with a crane (one of a pair)

Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain photograph decorative panel, decor, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with White Crane - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge with White Crane - Public domain dedication image

Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain reproduction of artwork in Metropolitan Museum of Art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Decoration of Two Cranes among Clouds

Rank Badge with Decoration of Two Cranes among Clouds

Rank badges embroidered with one or two cranes flying among clouds were reserved for civil, rather than military officials. Joseon dynasty (1392–1910)

Rank Badge with Golden Pheasant

Rank Badge with Golden Pheasant

Public domain photo of a 3d object, China, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Bamboo, Cherry Sprays and Waves

Rank Badge with Bamboo, Cherry Sprays and Waves

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Waves, Rocks and Unfinished Appliqué of Silver Pheasant

Rank Badge with Waves, Rocks and Unfinished Appliqué of Silver Pheasan...

Public domain reproduction of illuminated manuscript page, classical or archaic, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Chinese Rank Badge with Tiger, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Tiger, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Lions, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Lions, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Peacock, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Peacock, Qing Dynasty

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of tapestry object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Civil rank badge - Public domain photo of museum object

Chinese Civil rank badge - Public domain photo of museum object

Public domain photo of a 3d object, China, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Decoration of Two Cranes among Clouds

Rank Badge with Decoration of Two Cranes among Clouds

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Mallow Flower - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge with Mallow Flower - Public domain dedication image

Public domain photo of a rug, fabric, China, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with a Pair of Cranes

Rank Badge with a Pair of Cranes

Public domain reproduction of illuminated manuscript page, 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Silver Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Crane, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Crane, Qing Dynasty

Public domain reproduction of illuminated manuscript page, 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Wild Goose, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Leopard - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge with Leopard - Public domain dedication image

Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain photograph of textile sample, pattern, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with White Crane - Public domain dedication image

Rank Badge with White Crane - Public domain dedication image

Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) Public domain reproduction of artwork in Metropolitan Museum of Art, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge (China), 15th century (CH 18131099)

Rank Badge (China), 15th century (CH 18131099)

Fragment showing a few feathers against a cloud background. Public domain photograph of 15th-century art, medieval or early renaissance, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge (China), mid- 19th century (CH 18563225)

Rank Badge (China), mid- 19th century (CH 18563225)

Rank badge for a civil official. Embroidered silk showing a bird facing a sun disk surrounded by auspicious symbols. Ground of clouds with diagonal lines at bottom and meandering key border. Seam down the cente... More

Mandarins Rank Badges ArtGalleryNSW-20171107-1

Mandarins Rank Badges ArtGalleryNSW-20171107-1

Rank badge for the wife of a Chinese military official in the third rank, displaying a leopard. Tapestry weave (kesi).

Rank Badge with Golden Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Golden Pheasant, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Rank Badge with Peacock, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Rank Badge with Peacock, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Chinese silk textile, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Rank Badge with Bird and Flower Motifs

Rank Badge with Bird and Flower Motifs

Public domain photograph of 3d object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

Rank Badge with Paradise Fly-Catcher, Qing Dynasty

Rank Badge with Paradise Fly-Catcher, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Woman's Rank Badge with Wild Goose

Woman's Rank Badge with Wild Goose

Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Public domain photograph of Qing China archaeological object, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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