Jing embroidery pouches

Qing Dynasty
Length: 67 cm, Width: 11.5 cm
Collected in the Capital Museum

These two oval drawstring pouches are connected by a 67-cm-long white silk string with gilded cloud-patterned metal rings at both ends. Different techniques were employed for the two. One of them, measuring 8.5 cm high and 10.5 cm wide, has two dragons and the character for longevity. The other, measuring 11.5 cm high and 11.5 cm wide, has four regular-script characters meaning ‘good luck in everything’ in red wool circled by a pattern of seawater and river cliffs in colored wool and red bats.