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Subject:Qing Embroidery on Rice Paper Questions
Posted By: Nancy Sun, Jul 30, 2017 IP:

Hello - Please help explain this beautiful dragon and embroidery pieces on paper.
Is this Qing embroidery? Suzhou?
How old is this?
Why are the pieces on paper? Is this rice paper?
Please help me understand.
Thank you!

Subject:Re: Qing Embroidery on Rice Paper Questions
Posted By: Florian Wed, Aug 09, 2017

Hi Nancy,

these are cut out elements from a larger kesi woven textile (see Most likely this was a late 19th century dragon robe. Most likely these were cut from a damaged garment to save at least some of the elements. Kesi weaving was a very intricate process and even though your piece is of relatively rough quality it would have made sense to preserve them, possibly for use as applique's on other garments. See attached picture for an example of a robe similar to the one that I believe your pieces derive from.

Subject:Re: Qing Embroidery on Rice Paper Questions
Posted By: NK Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Hello- Thank you very much for your nice response. It helped clarify my questions regarding these appliques. Your help and information is very much appreciated! All the best to you!! NK | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |