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Wedding panel

Wedding panel

  • Place of origin:

    Pinang (state) (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass beads on cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of Miss Julie Gollan through The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    T.48-1938

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Beadwork mirror cover with fringe. Decorated in the centre with flowering plant in a vase and two phoenixes above it. Rectangular border with floral sprigs between two narrower borders. Short striped fringe at bottom. At top a band of magenta silk.

Place of Origin

Pinang (state) (made)

Date

1900-1920 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Glass beads on cotton

Dimensions

Height: 41.9 cm, Width: 24.8 cm

Object history note

Made by the Chinese community in Malaysia.

Registered File number 2483/1938.

Descriptive line

Beadwork wedding panel with fringe, made by Straits Chinese in Malaysia, 1900-1920.

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

Wilson, Verity. Chinese Textiles, 2nd edition, London: V&A Publications, 2005, plate 71.

Production Note

Straits Chinese

Materials

Cotton (textile); Glass-beads; Silk (textile)

Techniques

Woven

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Vases; Phoenix birds

Categories

Textiles; Marriage

Collection

East Asia Collection

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