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Qing Embroidered Silk Peacock Wall Hanging

Qing Embroidered Silk Peacock Wall Hanging


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1910: Item # 838315

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A peacock embroidered in jewel tones stands on a low tree peony branch on this large red silk wall hanging from the late Qing period. During China’s Ming and Qing Dynasties, the peacock was used as a symbol of rank and also was presented as recognition for meritorious service. It symbolized beauty and dignity, and often was combined, as here, with the tree peony, emblem of Spring and good fortune. This peacock, its tail and wings spread wide against the red silk, is regal in shades of teal, purple and pink. Fine detailing on the feathers, and shading on the peonies and foliage is achieved with variations of the satin stitch and stem stitch. This piece is in very good condition with only slight discoloration to the silk near the edges where it may have been affixed to a screen or frame. Dimensions: height 26 ½” (67 cm), width 45” (115 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM