Pearls, coral and glass beads, and silk embroidery on silk satin
Overall: 9 x 9 1/2 in. (22.9 x 24.1 cm)
Bequest of William Christian Paul, 1929
Not on view
The crane corresponds to the first civil rank. In this badge, embroidery in silk was supplemented with eye-catching beading. The crane's characteristic red head and the sun disk, for example, are rendered in small coral beads; the crane's body and some of the flowers are in pearls; and the crane's legs and bill are in green beads.
William Christian Paul , the Bronx, NY (until d. 1929)