Antique Chinese Textiles - 1

     from the collection of Marla Mallett

Intricate Chinese textile art ranges from large silk embroidered wall hangings and table frontals to small, intimate panels to embroidered or brocaded garments. 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
9"x 10"
Silk and metallic embroidery
E-6983


Civil Rank Badge
China.  Circa 1870
11"x 12"
Gold and silver couching on silk
E-8039


Valance with the Immortals

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


Wedding Collar or Cape
Yunnan, China
51"x 48"
Silk embroidery on silk; tassels
and metal ornaments
E-6678


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


Money Belt
China  
22"x 12" 
Black velvet pouches with 
embroidered silk panel 

E-548

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

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Chinese Textiles - 2
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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