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Textile

Runner (textile)

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Object Number:
C437
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Modern (uncertain)
Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made:
Qing Dynasty - Modern
Early Date:
1644
Late Date:
1925
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Cotton
Gold
Sequins
Technique:
Embroidered
Iconography:
Lion
Description:
Very long, horizontally oriented rectangular textile, bordered on all four sides by a red woven wool ground decorated with metallic thread and silk embroidery. The central field shows five golden lions embroidered (with couching) against a black felted wool ground. Use of metallic thread and silk to embroider lions, birds, flowers, plants, and other auspicious motifs. A piece of red damask that has been folded over and sewn to the top edge of the textile. A rod could have been inserted into the resulting pocket to hang the textile. Thread colors include: maroon, magenta, dark and light green, white, three shades of blue, yellow.
Length:
671cm
Width:
66.5cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Lily Place

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