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Pillow end

Pillow end

  • Date:

    1850 - 1888 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered Silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Thomas Watters Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

These were sewn to the ends of a pillow. The characters "囍"(hui), meaning double happiness, is embroidered in the centre, with peonies on their right and left and chrysanthemums and plums on their top and bottom. They are then surrounded by a flower and scroll design. Made for women, these pillow ends contain wishes for a long and wealthy life.

Physical description

The embroidered design consists of the Chinese character for 'Double Happiness' surrounded by two bands of scrolling flowers and foliage.

Colour: Multi-coloured


1850 - 1888 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Embroidered Silk


Width: 20.8 cm, Length: 17 cm

Descriptive line

Tex, Korea, embroidery

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

National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage. Daejeon: National Research Institue of Cultural Heritage, 2013, p. 294.


East Asia Collection

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