Imperial China Textiles

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Hanging scroll (mounted on panel) from Ming dynasty, (1368-1644), Tapestry with cranes, rocks, pines, and clouds, color on silk panel, Dimensions: H x W: 49.8 x 36.5 cm (19 5/8 x 14 3/8 in) Framed Poster Print, Poster Frame, Poster Prints, Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Freer Gallery, Metal Prints, Fine Art Prints, Portrait Images
The Collections - National Museum of Asian Art
Hanging scroll (mounted on panel) from Ming dynasty, (1368-1644), Tapestry with cranes, rocks, pines, and clouds, color on silk panel, Dimensions: H x W: 49.8 x 36.5 cm (19 5/8 x 14 3/8 in)
Temple hanging from Qing dynasty in 1768, Dimensions: 231.1 x 355.6 cm, Silk lampas with silk and gold metallic thread, "Temple hanging of blue silk lampas with design in gold of nine five-toed dragons clutching the Pearl of Wisdom, symbols of the emperor and his royal power with a Tibetan inscription." - The Museum of Fine Arts Boston Cake Packaging, Moon Cake, Qing Dynasty, Museum Of Fine Arts, Metallic Thread, Indian Art, Emperor, Buddhist, Dragons
Temple hanging
Temple hanging from Qing dynasty in 1768, Dimensions: 231.1 x 355.6 cm, Silk lampas with silk and gold metallic thread, "Temple hanging of blue silk lampas with design in gold of nine five-toed dragons clutching the Pearl of Wisdom, symbols of the emperor and his royal power with a Tibetan inscription." - The Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Panel with Phoenixes and Flowers, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) in China, Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze, Dimensions: 56 3/8 x 53 in., "This canopy represents two powerful phoenixes that strongly resemble a fourteenth-century stone relief panel unearthed in Dadu, the capital city of the Yuan dynasty. Although the precise function is unclear, it may have been designed as canopy for use in a tent by a member of the ruling Mongol family." - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Beijing, Tapestry, Museums, Art, Painting, Chinese Patterns, Chinese Embroidery, Chinese Art, Ancient
Panel with Phoenixes and Flowers | China | Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Panel with Phoenixes and Flowers, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368) in China, Silk and metallic thread embroidery on silk gauze, Dimensions: 56 3/8 x 53 in., "This canopy represents two powerful phoenixes that strongly resemble a fourteenth-century stone relief panel unearthed in Dadu, the capital city of the Yuan dynasty. Although the precise function is unclear, it may have been designed as canopy for use in a tent by a member of the ruling Mongol family." - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wall Hanging for ceremony and rituals, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China, Dimensions: L 150 cm x W 72 cm, Silk and cotton with couched, embroidered, and velvet techniques Traditional Chinese Art, Ming Dynasty, Rituals, Ceremony, Art Design, Techniques, Wall Hanging, Velvet, Embroidered
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Wall Hanging for ceremony and rituals, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China, Dimensions: L 150 cm x W 72 cm, Silk and cotton with couched, embroidered, and velvet techniques
Woven Fragment of frontal dragon and flaming pearl design from Xuande Period (1426-1435) in China, Silk and gilt thread tapestry weave, Dimensions: 14 x 5 1/4 inches (35.6 x 13.3 cm), "This fragment is said to have been found in the tomb of the emperor Hsüan-tê. Although their original form is unknown, they were later cut into a rectangular shape, possibly to cover a jade book buried with the emperor." Dilys E. Blum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Chinese Dragon, Chinese Style, Chinese Emperor, Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Year Of The Dragon, Pearl Design, Asian Antiques
Woven Fragment
Woven Fragment of frontal dragon and flaming pearl design from Xuande Period (1426-1435) in China, Silk and gilt thread tapestry weave, Dimensions: 14 x 5 1/4 inches (35.6 x 13.3 cm), "This fragment is said to have been found in the tomb of the emperor Hsüan-tê. Although their original form is unknown, they were later cut into a rectangular shape, possibly to cover a jade book buried with the emperor." Dilys E. Blum, The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Hanging scroll (mounted on panel), Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in China, Dimensions: H x W: 104.2 x 25.1 cm (41 x 9 7/8 in) "Birds, peach-tree, rocks, and flowers on a blue ground silk panel" -  Freer Sackler Museum Smithsonian Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Painted Garden Rocks, Painted Rocks, Textile Medium, Peach Trees, Historical Period
The Collections - National Museum of Asian Art
Hanging scroll (mounted on panel), Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in China, Dimensions: H x W: 104.2 x 25.1 cm (41 x 9 7/8 in) "Birds, peach-tree, rocks, and flowers on a blue ground silk panel" - Freer Sackler Museum
Altar frontal from the Qing dynasty (1650–75) in China, Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold metallic threads Dimensions: 194 x 75cm (76 3/8 x 29 1/2in.) "Design of three dragons, mountains, waves, clouds gold-wrapped thread and red, green, blue, brown, white and black silk on a dark blue ground." - The Museum of Fine Arts Boston Dragon Tattoo Art, Dragon Artwork, Art Tattoo, Japanese Dragon, Blue Brown, Dark Blue, Tibetan Dragon
Altar frontal
Altar frontal from the Qing dynasty (1650–75) in China, Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold metallic threads Dimensions: 194 x 75cm (76 3/8 x 29 1/2in.) "Design of three dragons, mountains, waves, clouds gold-wrapped thread and red, green, blue, brown, white and black silk on a dark blue ground." - The Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Textile Banners, China, Tang dynasty (618-907), Silk plain weave, clamp-resist dyed (jiaxie), silk weft-faced compound twill, and silk plain weave streamers Dimensions: 26 x 9 1/2 in. (66.04 x 24.13 cm), Flower and cloud motifs Quilts, Weaving, Banners, China, Textiles, Colorful Quilts, Silk, Twill
Buddhist Banner
Textile Banners, China, Tang dynasty (618-907), Silk plain weave, clamp-resist dyed (jiaxie), silk weft-faced compound twill, and silk plain weave streamers Dimensions: 26 x 9 1/2 in. (66.04 x 24.13 cm), Flower and cloud motifs
Panel, Silk woven tapestry from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China, Dimensions: L 80 cm x W 62 cm,  "The top and left sides have finished edges, but the original panel would have been twice as wide and perhaps three times as long.It is woven in split tapestry technique, or kesi, and shows three of the Eight Treasures of Buddhism – the umbrella, the gourd and the wheel. " - The Textile Museum of Canada Textile Museum, Tapestry Weaving, Gourds, Buddhism, Umbrella, Treasures, Canada, Woven
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Panel, Silk woven tapestry from Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in China, Dimensions: L 80 cm x W 62 cm, "The top and left sides have finished edges, but the original panel would have been twice as wide and perhaps three times as long.It is woven in split tapestry technique, or kesi, and shows three of the Eight Treasures of Buddhism – the umbrella, the gourd and the wheel. " - The Textile Museum of Canada
Textile with Confronted Birds, Tang dynasty (618–907) in China, Silk embroidery on plain-weave silk, Overall: 12 1/4 x 12 1/8 in.     "Although symmetry is a basic element of Chinese design, the motif of a pair of confronted animals or birds on either side of a plant was not known in China until the opening of the silk routes in the second century B.C. The pattern seen on this embroidery—birds standing on lotus blossoms —was popular in the early Tang period." - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Embroidery Designs, Embroidery Cards, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Chinese Fabric, Chinese Design, Chinese Embroidered, Silk Route
Textile with confronted birds | China | Tang dynasty (618–907) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Textile with Confronted Birds, Tang dynasty (618–907) in China, Silk embroidery on plain-weave silk, Overall: 12 1/4 x 12 1/8 in. "Although symmetry is a basic element of Chinese design, the motif of a pair of confronted animals or birds on either side of a plant was not known in China until the opening of the silk routes in the second century B.C. The pattern seen on this embroidery—birds standing on lotus blossoms —was popular in the early Tang period." - The Metropolitan Museum of Art