Antique Chinese Textiles

     from the collection of Marla Mallett

Intricate Chinese textile art ranges from large silk embroidered wall hangings, table frontals and robes to small, intimate panels.  Naturalistically drawn subjects appear, as well as elegantly conventionalized floral and animal forms replete with religious symbolism.

Go to
Chinese Minority Textiles for old Miao, Yao, Zhuang, Gejia and other textiles from Southwest China.  

For more Far Eastern Oriental textile art see Japanese Textiles,
Japanese Kimono, and Japanese Obi. Go to our HOME page for textiles from other parts of the world.

Click on the red inventory number links below to see the complete textiles and large detail photos. 


Imperial Manchu Surcoat  (k'un-fu)
China.  19th century
65"x 50½"
Silk and gold metallic k'o-ssu tapestry
W-2711


Embroidered Sleeve Band
China.  Mid 19th century
3½"x 26"
Silk embroidery and gold
couching on silk satin
E-3832



Embroidered Panel
China. Early 20th century
5½"x 16"
Silk embroidery on silk satin
E-1100

 


Silk Embroidery
China.  19th century
14½" x 15."
Silk satin stitch on silk satin
E-9554



Fan Case
China.  19th century
2½"x 12"
Fabric appliqué and embroidery
E-3876


Farmer's Raincoat
China
34"x 36"
Coir
W-9631



Pair of Embroidered Sleeve Bands
China. 19th century
Each 3½"x 19"
Silk satin stitch and seed stitch on silk satin. 
E-896, E-893
 


Belt Purse
China.  19th century
12"x 6½"
Silk embroidery on silk satin
E-746

Woman's Wraparound Skirt 
China. 1920s
Panels, each 10"x 20"
Silk, with silk and metallic 
embroidery
E-858



Headband
China.  19th century
7"x 8"
Silk embroidery on silk satin
E-8549


Woman's Embroidered Skirt
  
China.  Late 19th century
Silk appliquéd braid
E-1141


Padded Tassel
China.  19th century
Silk and gold embroidery on|
silk satin padded ground
E-9633
Chinese Minority Textiles
 
Japanese Textiles
Japanese Kimono and Obi

  

A Few References
I have started a section on Embroidery Techniques;  first is a page illustrating the often confused Seed Stitch ("Forbidden Stitch") and Peking Stitch. 
 
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