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Picture

ca. 1935 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

In the 1930s Chinese textile manufacturers produced a new product - woven pictures that could be used to decorate the sitting room. The pictures were most probably inspired by contemporary photographs and usually depict well-known scenic spots in China. The caption on this picture says that the scene represents the South Bridge.


Object details

Category
Object type
Materials and techniques
Woven on jacquard loom, in wooden frame
Brief description
Coloured jacquard woven picture of nanqiao beiying, in wooden frame, by Kuo Hwa Artistic Silk Factory, Hangzhou, ca. 1935
Physical description
Coloured, depicting nanqiao beiying, in portrait format
Dimensions
  • Height: 42cm
  • Width: 20cm
Marks and inscriptions
'Kuo Hwa Artistic Silk Weaving Factory Hangchow' (On borders.)
Credit line
Given by Pamela Marchant
Object history
Wedding present given to two Scots, Lieut Tom Marchant and Robina Bookless, who got married in Chongqing, west China, in 1935.
Summary
In the 1930s Chinese textile manufacturers produced a new product - woven pictures that could be used to decorate the sitting room. The pictures were most probably inspired by contemporary photographs and usually depict well-known scenic spots in China. The caption on this picture says that the scene represents the South Bridge.
Collection
Accession number
FE.586-2007

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Record createdApril 9, 2008
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