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Chinese Textiles: Prized Textiles

"Chinese Textiles: Prized Textiles"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  April 27, 2021 (Tue) - July 4, 2021 (Sun)

  
Textile with Vines and PeoniesGold brocade
Passed down by the Maeda clan, China, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Tea masters greatly admired imported fabrics, the most prized of which were later given names referencing their previous owners or the temples they were passed down at. In line with tea masters’ preferences, textiles decorated in gold thread, woven patterns, stripes, and vibrant colors were imported to Japan from places like China, India, and Iran. These prized textiles were often made into mountings for hanging scrolls or cloth pouches for tea containers.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 3 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Textile with Vines and Peonies, Gold brocade China, Passed down by the Maeda clan Ming dynasty, 15th century TI-190-2
_MD_RECOMMEND Textile with Flowers and Rabbits, Named "Suminokura's Gold Brocade" China, Passed down by the Maeda clan Ming dynasty, 16th–17th century TI-190-13
_MD_RECOMMEND Textile with Myriad Treasures on a Checkered Ground, Named "Checkered Gold Brocade" , Satin-weave silk with gold brocade China, Passed down by the Maeda clan Ming Dynasty, 16th–17th century TI-306
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