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Pair of sleeve facings

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Pair of sleeve facings with design of swastikas, bowls of fruit and of flowers, vase of flowers, and jar containing the three symbols of advancement embroidered in red, blue and green silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread on a pale blue silk satin ground.


Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Bliss Knapp

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1850s

Object Place



Overall (Object A only): 66 x 9.5 cm (26 x 3 3/4 in.) Other: 66 x 20 cm (26 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts