Textile Fragment with Floral Vines and Children, China, Ming dynasty, 14th–15th century
Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5
August 22, 2023 (Tue) - November 12, 2023 (Sun)
The Hongwu Emperor ascended to the throne in Nanjing and established the Ming Dynasty in 1368. During the reign of the Yongle Emperor, the third emperor, the dynasty reached its peak.
During this dynasty, the production of silk textiles flourished as the number of workshops increased. In addition to satin and gold brocade, artisans developed new embroidery techniques, such as embroidery on gauze fabric and a unique form of embroidery that resembles knitting.
|Highlight||Textile Fragment with Floral Vines and Children||China||Ming dynasty, 14th–15th century||TI-555|
|Highlight||Altar Cloth with Flowering Plants||China||Ming dynasty, 16th century||TI-513|
|Highlight||Textile with Peony Vines||China, Passed down by the Maeda clan||Ming dynasty, 15th century||TI-190-3|
|Textile with Nested Diamonds and Peony Vines||China, Passed down by the Maeda clan||Ming dynasty, 15th century||TI-320|