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Piece, irregular rectangle. Cream-colored ribbed silk, embroidered with polychrome silk yarns. Light, airy design shows very slender flowering vines meandering over surface. Between these, single sprigs and small bouquets tied with ribbons. Part of narrow, flat, yellow selvedge at either side. ...

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Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend

Chinese, for the English market, 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

71.6 x 73.3 cm (28 3/16 x 28 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

57.781

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles