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Embroidered handscroll

Deep brownish-yellow satin ground. In the middle is a design of a flowering cherry tree, bamboo, flowers, birds and butterflies, worked with brownish yellow, brown, green and blue silk. On one end are Chinese characters worked with brownish-yellow silk, on the other end similar ones worked with...

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Lent by Denman W. Ross, October 24, 1913. Returned Aug. 12, 1915. Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, 1870–80

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Plain-weave silk embroidered with floss silks


Textiles and Fashion Arts