Vertical pendant with boys holding a lotus scroll


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Remarkable for its large size and fresh colors, this textile was woven with the typical Chinese motif of boys and lotuses. However, details on certain costumes reveal a Mongolian influence. The jackets of the boys seen at top and bottom are fastened on the figures’ left, a style not used in Chinese clothing. The design of the large flower blossom and the color palette also help to date it to the Yuan period, when China was under Mongol rule.

Vertical pendant with boys holding a lotus scroll, Complex gauze with silk and metal thread weft patterning, China

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