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Textile - Japanese embroidered panel

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc Level 1, Kew Court House 188 High Street Kew Victoria

Description
Multi-coloured silk embroidery on a deep pink silk backing fabric of vines, flowers and leaves, featuring a central embroidered medallion of pheasants amongst wisteria blossoms. The pink silk base fabric has condition problems including damage due to exposure and folding. There may be some evidence of shattered silk.
Size
L 143 x W 140 cm
Object Registration
2019.0008
Keywords
textiles - japanese, textiles - embroideries, vaughan-smith collection
Historical information
The textile is part of a large and significant collection of items donated by Rosemary Vaughan-Smith, past member and office-bearer of the Kew Historical Society. between 2005-12. The collection includes costumes, scrapbooks, autograph books, artworks and objects.
When Made
19th century
Last updated
23 Jan 2019 at 8:58PM