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Panel of silk tapestry (kesi)

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Woven with silk and gold thread made of gilded paper. Deep reddish-salmon ground, with a design of waves, clouds, bats, and a hoho bird flying down towards the waves carrying the branch of a peony in his beak. The colors of the design are light and dark blue, violet, buff and black. Made to be...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John L. Ross

Chinese, 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 44.5 x 53.3 cm (17 1/2 x 20 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.208

Medium or Technique

Silk tapestry weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles