EmbroiderySutra of Immeasurable Light design (detail), Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5
June 28, 2022 (Tue) - September 19, 2022 (Mon)
Combining artistic brilliance with technical precision, textiles from China’s Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) feature detailed imagery that rivals the art of painting. All the decorative motifs on these textiles have auspicious meanings. One of the most prominent motifs is the peony flower, which symbolizes wealth and high social standing. This exhibition presents auspicious textiles for a variety of uses, including clothing, hanging scrolls, and a sacred Buddhist text, with special attention given to works with embroidery and compound-weave techniques.
|Designation||Name||Amount||Creation Excavation||Period||Acquisition Ownership||Comment|
|Highlight||Velvet with Embroidery, Cloud and dragon design on dark green ground||China||Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century||TI-557|
|Highlight||Embroidery, Sutra of Immeasurable Light design||China||Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century||TI-95|