Antique Chinese Textiles

     from the collection of Marla Mallett

Intricate Chinese textile art ranges from large silk embroidered wall hangings, table frontals and robes 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 red inventory number links below to see the complete textiles and large detail photos. 


Imperial Manchu Surcoat  (k'un-fu)
China.  Mid to late 19th century
65"x 50½"
Silk and gold metallic k'o-ssu tapestry
W-2711



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

 


Taoist Robe (chiang-i)

China.  19th century
74"x 50"
Silk satin stitch and gold couching
on silk satin
E-7044

Large Embroidered Hanging
China.  Early 19th century
61"x 76" (5'1" x 6'4")
Silk satin stitch and gold
couching on silk satin
E-5185

Embroidery
China.  Mid-19th century
12½"x 14½"
Embroidery on silk satin
E-9557


Silk Embroidery
China.  19th century
14½" x 15."
Silk satin stitch on silk satin
E-9554

Embroidery
China.  Late 19th century
12"x 10"
Silk satin-stitch embroidery on silk satin.   
E-9567


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



Embroidered Sleeve Band
China. 19th century
4"x 19½"
Silk satin stitch and seed stitch on silk satin. 
E-893
 

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


Woman's Embroidered
  
China.  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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