Jing embroidery pillow top

Late Qing Dynasty
Length: 35.5 cm, Width: 17 cm
Collected in the Capital Museum

This pillow top is made of pink satin and adorned with images of Chinese cabbages, radishes, grasshoppers and mantises mainly embroidered with green untwisted yarn, with gradations and stereotypical effect produced through a variety of stitches, the change of colors, or adding other stitches to colored patches.