Wraparound Skirt
China.  1860s or 1870s.

Ivory silk satin with silk seed stitch ("Forbidden Stitch") embroidery and gold couching.  The large front and back panels are  identical.  Each features a large peony and two phoenix birds.  The narrow vertical panels each feature a phoenix as well.  31"long;  29" adjustable waist.  This garment displays the finest seed stitch embroidery I have ever seen.  It is in good condition...$475

E-9574   Large detail photo of the embroidery
               Large photo, embroidered main panel
MARLA MALLETT

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