A silk kesi panel on yellow ground, the central medallion woven with a crane, emblem of longevity, bearing a ruyi-shaped (wish-fulfilling) fungus.
Chinese, late 17th century
A silk patolu sari, woven in double ikat with gilt metal wefts at one end, decorated with elephants, parrots, flowers and dancing girls within a diamond trellis, all within elaborate borders. The dancing girls are a rare feature of this type of patolu.
Indian, Gujarat, late 19th/early 20th century
印度, 古吉拉特, 19世紀
Embroidered in Guangdong style with flowers and antique vessels, worked in satin stitch using a restrained style.
Chinese, late Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Measurements of each panel: 194 x 56.5 cms
An imperial yellow silk cushion of ruyi-head shape.
Chinese, Qianlong period, 1736 – 1795
Height: 33 cm
Width: 50 cm
A black silk satin fragment, woven with a repeating pattern of boys riding goats.
Chinese, Ming dynasty, 1368 – 1644
59 cm x 23.5 cm