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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    18th century-19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk crêpe embroidered with coloured silks and gold thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given in memory of Amy Margaret Taylor

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hanging with fringes. This hanging is composed of four different parts: a upper plain weave cotton band, a central embroidered panel, an embroidered border and the fringes. The central panel is made of a claret silk crêpe ground embroidered with twisted silks in satin stitch and gold thread in couched work, net-stitching. The embroidery represents the birthday celebration of a elderly man. This panel is older than the rest of the hanging. It could possibly date back from the early 18th Century (mainly because of the shades of colour used, the twisted silks, and the quality of the gold thread embroidery). The border is composed of a white silk satin band embroidered with flowers (prunus, bamboo, chrysanthemum) in shades of blue floss silks in satin stitch. This work is typical from the 2nd half of the 19th century.

Place of Origin

China (made)


18th century-19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Silk crêpe embroidered with coloured silks and gold thread


Length: 168 in, Width: 22 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1195/1937.

Descriptive line

Hanging, silk crêpe embroidered with coloured silks and gold thread, China, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century.


Silk (textile); Crêpe; Silk thread; Gold thread



Subjects depicted

Bamboo; Chrysanthemum; Prunus blossoms


Textiles; Embroidery


East Asia Collection

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