Antique 17th century Ming Dynasty Silk Chinese Textile 40494
Size: 2 ft x 2 ft 1 in (0.61 m x 0.63 m)Print
This sumptuous antique Oriental silk textile from China has an exquisitely drawn classical Chinese design of staggered lotus palmettes, vines and cloudbands.
Antique Silk Chinese Textile, Country Of Origin: China, Circa Date: 17th Century – Here is a truly wonderful Antique Chinese Ming Dynasty Textile – a silk textile made in China some time during the seventeenth century. This textile represents something genuinely special, and is a testament to the artisans who produced it. A beautiful piece, this textile possesses many of the qualities most sought after by collectors and experts, and would bring beauty and sophistication to any home. An exquisitely drawn classical Chinese design of staggered lotus palmettes and vine-sprays stylized in the form of cloud-bands unfolds in graceful rhythms across the rich golden field of this sumptuous antique silk textile. The soft aubergine, pale blue, green, and terracotta tones of the floral elements are all the more lovely against the golden background. The weave is remarkably fine with sparing use of gold metallic thread. Simply put, this textile is a remarkable piece of work. A beautiful and traditional design and composition combine to make this textile something more than a decorative piece: they combine to make it a veritable work of art.
This Textile is Part of Nazmiyal’s Early Period Rugs & Important Antique Carpets Collection.