Embroidered sleeve bands by Chinese

This finely embroidered pair of sleeve bands makes an excellent addition to Bristol's existing collection of Chinese dress and accessories.


Details

Medium:
Silk Dimensions: Each height: 52 cm
Acquired in:
2009
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.

Provenance

Alan Ladd.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristol.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free entry to exhibitions with National Art Pass

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun, 10am – 6pm (and Bank Holiday Mon)
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

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