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Embroidery in the Ming and Qing Dynasties

"Embroidery in the Ming and Qing Dynasties"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5  January 2, 2022 (Sun) - April 3, 2022 (Sun)

  
Rank Badge with Peonies and a Peacock, China, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Embroidery is a decorative technique in which threads of different colors are applied to cloth with a needle. Textile artists of China’s Ming and Qing dynasties (late 14th–early 20th century) used embroidery to decorate a variety of clothes, including ceremonial robes, government officials’ uniforms, decorative cuffs, and cloth shoes. This exhibit looks at embroidery techniques, the clothes it decorated, and the symbolism of the images it depicted.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 4 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Highlight Robe ("Pao") with Dragons China Qing dynasty, 19th century Private collection
Highlight Decorative Cuffs with Birds, Flowers, and Insects China Qing dynasty, 19th century TI-73
Highlight Rank Badge with Peonies and a Peacock China Qing dynasty, 19th century TI-93
Highlight Shoes for Bound Feet with Birds and Beasts China Qing dynasty, 19th century TI-145