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Cushion Color Embroidered with Flower and Phoenix

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

This cushion is underlaid with white satin, embroidered with the motif of "phoenix passing peony." Phoenixes were regarded as the king of birds. Its appearance often suggests the coming of fortunate incident. Peonies were the king of flowers, symbolizing wealth and eminence. People often used these two to create pictures for blessings of auspiciousness, wonder and prosperity, such as "phoenix passing or playing with peony" or "peony attracting phoenix."

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  • Title: Cushion Color Embroidered with Flower and Phoenix
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Medium: silk
  • Width: 62cm
  • Length: 62cm

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