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White-foundation Satin Bedspread with Embroidered Floral and Bird Pattern

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

Featuring the classic Chinese pheasant-themed decoration with a well-designed composition on a pale lavender ground, this piece illustrates a colorful pheasant standing and looking back, surrounded by various flowers in full bloom, bamboo swaying in light breeze, birds and butterflies flying and chasing each other leisurely. The plants embroidered on this piece show a great variety, including but not limited to peony, crabapple, magnolia, chrysanthemum, narcissus, bamboo, all of which are endowed with auspicious meanings such as longevity, peace and safety, unrivalled beauty, etc. in the Chinese culture, making this item a typical testimony to the Chinese aesthetic taste.

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  • Title: White-foundation Satin Bedspread with Embroidered Floral and Bird Pattern
  • Location: China
  • Location Created: China
  • Type: Textiles
  • Materials and techniques: Silk, Embroidery
  • Dynasty: Qing dynasty
  • Dimensions: 263cm x 247cm

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