Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Section of a Valance

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk, metallic thread, and peacock feather embroidery on silk satin
Dimensions:
Overall: 10 x 50 in. (25.4 x 127 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Accession Number:
30.75.42
Not on view
The iridescence of this valance's peacock feather pattern was achieved with actual peacock feathers. The feathers were wrapped around a silk core and the resulting threads couched into place.
William Christian Paul , the Bronx, NY (until d. 1929)
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