Sleeve hem ribbon

Ob0006 Trak Za Rob Rokava 01 Scaled 1
Sleeve hem ribbon


Ob0006 Trak Za Rob Rokava 01 Scaled 1

A sleeve hem with a motif of gardens, pavilions, and bridges. Chinese women’s clothing from the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912) had large, wide sleeves finished with richly embroidered silk ribbons. These were made of various types of silk (silk damask was the most popular) and richly decorated with motifs of various flowers, fruits, birds, butterflies, horses, and other animals, but especially with symbols that were supposed to bring good luck, long life, a happy marriage, and many children. The motifs of gardens, pavilions, bridges, and other buildings, as well as literary stories from famous novels (e.g., A Dream in the Red Room) were also frequently depicted. (NVS)

Material description: silk
Manufacturing technique: embroidery
Dimensions: length: 64 cm, width: 16 cm
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Last acquisition method: donation (donated by Thea Schreiber Gammelin)
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin, Thea Schreiber Gammelin, Celje Regional Museum
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved
History of exhibition: Celje Regional Museum, Celje, 16.10.2019–31.5.2020 (exhibition: Azija me je povsem uročila [Asia Utterly Bewitched Me])

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