Silk, feather, and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze
21 1/8 x 46 in. (53.7 x 116.8 cm)
Gift of Marvin S. Traub, 1972
Not on view
This fragment of a larger embroidered textile utilizes polychrome silks and two other types of thread. Gold metallic thread is especially prominent in the background, and thread made from peacock feathers wrapped around a silk core is seen in the scales of the dragon.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," 2007.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles," September 6, 2011–April 15, 2012.