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Antique Chinese Kossu textile scroll of famous painting

Antique Chinese Kossu textile scroll of famous painting

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1900: Item # 1107938

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This Qing Dynasty scroll is a kossu woven silk tapestry (kesi is the Japanese term) meticuliously depicts the famous Chinese painting scroll by Ding Yunpeng called The White Horse Carrying Sutras. The original painting was done in 1625 and illustrates the story of the 2 monks who traveled through Western China with a white horse carrying the Buddhas Scriptures. The original hangs in the National Palace Museum (Forbiddon City in TaiPei).

The kossu textile is in excellant condition. It is surrounded by a heavy weight damask silk with and intricate pattern which does not show in the pictures. There are a few areas of missing trim on the side edges of the silk scroll surround and the original hanging cord disappeared long ago. The kossu panel is 24 inches long x 11 inches wide. Including the silk surround the scroll is 14 inches wide and 42 inches long.