Panel of silk tapestry (kesi)

Chinese
19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 44.5 x 53.3 cm (17 1/2 x 20 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.208

Medium or Technique

Silk tapestry weave

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Woven with silk and gold thread made of gilded paper. Deep reddish-salmon ground, with a design of waves, clouds, bats, and a hoho bird flying down towards the waves carrying the branch of a peony in his beak. The colors of the design are light and dark blue, violet, buff and black. Made to be used with 98.209.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John L. Ross