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  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woven cotton with coloured embroidery and gold thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss S Lorraine

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Large hanging of black cotton, lined with pink cotton and a pink cotton band at the top. This band has three loops attached to it.
The hanging is embroidered in colours and couched gold thread, in satin stitch, with a central design of five dragons among clouds circling round a flaming pearl. This central design is yoke shaped, very similar to that on an uncut formal court robe.
The top two corners of the hanging also have dragon designs, while across the bottom is a band of rounded waves and mountains and six small dragons.
A narrow, straight band of embroidery runs horizontally across the middle of the hanging.

Place of Origin

China (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Woven cotton with coloured embroidery and gold thread


Height: 157.5 cm, Width: 140 cm, Height: 62 in, Width: 55 in

Object history note

Registered File number 1980/1426.

Descriptive line

Hanging, black woven cotton with coloured embroidery and gold thread, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century


Cotton (textile); Metal thread


Embroidering; Weaving

Subjects depicted

Dragons; Waves; Mountains


Textiles; Embroidery


East Asia Collection

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