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Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Textiles

Joint Thematic Exhibition with the Shanghai Museum: Chinese Textiles / Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 5 & 13   July 26, 2016 (Tue) - October 23, 2016 (Sun)

  
Chaopao Garment, Dragon and bat design on pale yellow satin ground, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Lent by the Shanghai Museum, exhibit at room 13)

As the history of the Silk Road tells us, China was famous as the country of silk. The Chinese people produced textiles and embroidery of sublime beauty from as far back as the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period. The timelessly opulent pieces from Shanghai Museum and Tokyo National Museum featured in this exhibition include the large-scale work Tapestry with dragon, eight Buddhist treasures, and arabesque design on display for the first time in Japan and China. Elaborately crafted “textile paintings,” in which famous paintings and calligraphy were reproduced with tapestry and embroidery techniques, are also featured together with exquisitely embroidered court fashions.
 

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Tapestry with dragon, eight Buddhist treasures, and arabesque design, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 14th century (Lent by the Shanghai Museum, Toyokan Room 5)
Chaopao Garment, Dragon and bat design on pale yellow satin ground, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Lent by the Shanghai Museum, Toyokan Room 13)
Pao Garment With embroidery; flowering plant design on red satin ground, Qing dynasty, 19th century (Toyokan Room 13)

 

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