Jul 12, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Jul 12, 2017

Embroidered Panel

Embroidered Panel

1700s–1800s

Silk and gold thread; embroidery

Overall: 118.7 x 76.2 cm (46 3/4 x 30 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1960.276

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Description

Raising silkworms, weaving, and embroidering silk was primarily the domain of women. Some excelled in this pursuit to a degree that they gained the recognition of the emperor and their works entered the imperial collection. One Hundred Birds, possibly an imitation of a painting and probably executed by a woman, demonstrates the continuing tradition of making embroidered pictures in imitation of paintings. This magnificent textile demonstrates the skill of the embroiderer to use needle and thread like brush and ink.

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Collection: 
Textiles
Department: 
Textiles
Type of artwork: 
Embroidery

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