• A set of four panels of ivory silk satin, made for imperial use

    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

  • Patolu: Elephants, Parrots and Dancing Girls

    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

  • Yellow crane panel

    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



    中國, 17世紀末

  • An imperial yellow cushion

    An imperial yellow silk cushion of ruyi-head shape.


    Chinese, Qianlong period, 1736 – 1795
    Height: 33 cm
    Width: 50 cm




  • Boys riding goats

    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