These really beautiful Chinese hangings have good colours and an elegant design. They could be used as hangings or curtains. I have included them in this section because they will appear to Europeans, as they were intended, rather than the Oriental market.
The black silk ground embroidered with a waterside scene of wading egrets amonst lillies, a tall prunus tree rising from the water, its branches entwined with roses, a large pheasant and pairs of martins on the branches, all in sahdes of soft and stronger pink, blue, green/blue grey, ivory thick twisted silks, 9ft 5 in x 58 in; 2.85 x 1.48 m wide
Very very good. There is a pocket across the top 3 in; 8 cm deep, for putting a pole through to hang the piece. This could be unstitched or turned under. One side has machine stitching and is a little ragged, where a lining has been attached. This needs turning under.
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