Antique Chinese Textiles

     from the collection of Marla Mallett

Intricate Chinese textile art ranges from large silk embroidered wall hangings and table frontals to small, intimate panels.  Naturalistically drawn subjects appear, as well as elegantly conventionalized floral and animal forms replete with religious symbolism.

Go to
Chinese Minority Textiles for old Miao, Yao, Zhuang, Gejia and other textiles from Southwest China.  

For more Far Eastern Oriental textile art see Japanese Textiles,
Japanese Kimono, and Japanese Obi. Go to our HOME page for textiles from other parts of the world.

Click on the inventory numbers below to see the complete textiles and large detail photos. 


Rondel from Dragon Robe
China.  1870-1880
9½"x 10"
Silk and metallic embroidery
E-6983


Valance with the Immortals

China. 19th century
13½"x 14'
Silk and metallic embroidery on silk 
satin.
E-5309


Lady's Robe
China.  Late 19th century
52"x 42"
Silk satin with silk embroidery
E-9521

Pair of Civil Rank Badges
China.  Circa 1870-1890
Each:  15½"x 15½" including
embroidered borders
Silk embroidery and gold couching
E-6970
E-6971


Kesi Panel
China. Late 19th century
14"x 51"
Silk tapestry
W-7643

Embroidered Hanging
China.  Late 19th century
44"x 53"
Silk satin stitch and seed stitch on 
silk satin
E-921


Woman's Vest

China. Late 19th century
18"x 14"
All-over silk embroidery
E-6998


Brocaded Purse Panels

China. 1990s
11"x 25"
Silk brocading on silk satin
W-5556


Decorative Tassel
China.  19th century
6"x 62"
Silk embroidery on silk, beads
and tassels
E-9407


Woman's Wraparound Ski
rt 
China. 1920s
Panels, each 10"x 20"
Silk, with silk and metallic 
embroidery
E-858


Pair of Sleeve Bands Joined
China. 19th century
13"x 21"
Metallic embroidery on silk satin
E-7871


Headband
China.  19th century
7"x 8"
Silk embroidery on silk satin
E-8549


Pair of Embroidery Panels

China. Late 19th or early 20th century
Each: 7"x 20"
Satin Stitch on silk satin
E-7122
E-7123


Embroidered Panel
China. Early 20th century
5½"x 16"
Silk embroidery on silk satin
E-1100


Woman's Embroidered Skirt 

China. C'hing Dynasty 
Late 19th century
Silk appliquéd braid
E-1141
Chinese Minority Textiles
 
Japanese Textiles
Japanese Kimono and Obi

  

A Few References
I have started a section on Embroidery Techniques;  first is a page illustrating the often confused Seed Stitch ("Forbidden Stitch") and Peking Stitch. 
 
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