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This finely embroidered pair of sleeve bands makes an excellent addition to Bristol's existing collection of Chinese dress and accessories.
Embroidered sleeve bands by Chinese, c. 1800–1900
© Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
- Silk Dimensions: Each height: 52 cm
- Acquired in:
- Bequeathed by:
- Alan Ladd through The Art Fund
The designs are appropriate for summer with blooming lotuses symbolic of the season, as well as birds and dragonflies. Petals and leaves are filled in with minute seed-stitch knots, characteristic of high quality Chinese embroidery of the late 18th and 19th centuries.