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Fan Case with Flowers and Insects on a Brown Background

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
mid-19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk and metallic-thread embroidery on silk satin
Dimensions:
12 1/4 x 2 in. (31.11 x 5.08 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Gift of Florance Waterbury, 1967
Accession Number:
67.179.29
Not on view
Shown here is an embroidered fan case—an accessory worn at the waist for holding folding fans when they were not in use. It features an unusual technique—raised-work embroidery, which produces a three-dimensional effect (note the insect motifs).
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