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Medium:
Medium: silk, metal threads, paper Technique: the bodhisattva is needle looping technique; the hanging is made from various woven fabrics sewn together
Dimensions:
H x W: 64.5 x 20 cm (25 3/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
Type:
embroidery & stitching
Temple hanging
Made in:
China
Date:
13th century (bodhisattva), 18th–19th century (hanging)
Description:
The central figure is a Bodhisattva made by needle looping in the 13th century. The figure was later sewn to a ground of Chinese light blue silk satin with a gold pattern of chrysanthemums on a curving vine. The standard is made from various woven silk and metallic brocades, sewn in tab-like forms to surround the Bodhisattva. A silk tassel finishes the bottom.
Credit Line:
Museum purchase from Smithsonian Regents Collections Acquisition Fund
Accession Number:
1987-7-1
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq432ce2030-d6ce-4830-80c0-515dc6b98fc0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1987-7-1