DESCRIPTION: From a private collection comes this large, professionally framed Chinese kesi tapestry (also known as “k’ossu” or “cut silk” weaving), dating from the Qing Dynasty, 19th Century.
Executed in muted tones of peach, grey, gold, tan and cream, the large panel features many finely woven silk figures depicted in an active battle with scenes of armed warriors on their horses, flag bearers, and officials observing from rock outcroppings. The background is woven with gold-wrapped threads, giving the entire ground a beautiful, shimmering gold effect in light. This large tapestry weaving is surrounded by a grey silk kesi border consisting of flowers and precious objects. The aesthetically simple, solid wood frame is crafted with rounded edges and corners. Very good, uncut condition with no visible damage. A rare find. DIMENSIONS: In the frame, 66” high (167.64 cm) x 63” wide (160.02 cm) x 1.75” deep (4.45 cm).