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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered silk with silk and gold threads

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J.A. Blackwood Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hanging scroll of dark blue satin, embroidered with floss silks in long and short, split and stem stitches laid and couched work in shades of beige, purple, blue, green, brown, white, and a little gold thread. The scroll is bordered with light-beige damask, patterned with bats, peaches and endless knots.
The embroidered decoration depicts two scenes from children’s’ festival: at the top, boys fishing whilst others hold a dragon kite. In the bottom scene children are playing musical instruments. It is so-called '100 Boys' theme, sending wished for sons, suitable for a wedding textile.

Place of Origin

China (made)


1800-1850 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered silk with silk and gold threads


Length: 167.6 cm, Width: 48.9 cm, Length: 65.25 in, Width: 19.25 in

Descriptive line

Tex, China, embroidery. Hanging scroll of satin embroidered with silk and gold threads, China, 1800-1850

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Wilson, Verity. Chinese Textiles. London: V&A Publications, 2005, plate 68.


Silk (textile)




Textiles; Wall coverings; Embroidery


East Asia Collection

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