Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Qing Dynasty - Modern
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.
Gift of Lily Place
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