Needleloop embroidery of silk, gold paper, and gold thread on silk satin damask
Overall: 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (21.6 x 26cm) Mount: 13 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. (34.9 x 39.4 cm)
Purchase, Joseph E. Hotung Gift, 1987
Not on view
Gold sparkles through small, geometric patterns imposed on a design of flowers and a butterfly. This combination of geometric patterns and embroidered designs is one of the hallmarks of needleloop embroidery.
[ Plum Blossoms (International) Ltd. , Hong Kong, until 1987; sold to MMA]
Cleveland Museum of Art. "When Silk Was Gold," October 20, 1997–January 4, 1998.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Textiles of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties," April 1, 2005–July 25, 2005.
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