Your position: Home > Collections > Brocades & Embroideries >
 

Jing Embroidery Pillow Top

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.

Jing Embroidery Pillow Top 

 
Enlarge

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.



 
 

Jing Embroidery Money Bag with Melon Pattern

This money bag is made of blue brocade, with auspicious images of peaches, bats, melons and butterflies embroidered on both sides with colored threads and a variety of stitches.

Jing Embroidery Money Bag with Melon Pattern 

 
Enlarge

Qing Dynasty


Width: 14.5 cm, Height: 11 cm


Collected in the Capital Museum


This money bag is made of blue brocade, with auspicious images of peaches, bats, melons and butterflies embroidered on both sides with colored threads and a variety of stitches.




 
 

Bluish White Satin Mirror Cover with Patterns of Quadruple Ruyi, Roundel, and Longevity Characters

This mirror cover is made of bluish white brocade, with patterns of four ruyi-ends, roundels, longevity characters, four-petal flowers and scrolls in a variety of colors.

Bluish White Satin Mirror Cover with Patterns of Quadruple Ruyi, Roundel, and Longevity Characters 

 
Enlarge

Qing Dynasty


Length: 13 cm, Width: 8 cm


Collected in the Capital Museum


This mirror cover is made of bluish white brocade, with patterns of four ruyi-ends, roundels, longevity characters, four-petal flowers and scrolls in a variety of colors — pink, light pink, apricot, tea green, and aqua. It contains a small mirror.



 
 

Cover for Spectacles with Cloud Pattern and Four Golden Characters

The cloud pattern is embroidered with blue, light blue and dark blue silk threads and is bordered with white and bluish white silk threads to produce a stereotypical effect.

Cover for Spectacles with Cloud Pattern and Four Golden Characters 

 
Enlarge

Qing Dynasty


Length: 14.5 cm, Width: 6 cm


Collected in the Capital Museum


The cloud pattern is embroidered with blue, light blue and dark blue silk threads and is bordered with white and bluish white silk threads to produce a stereotypical effect. There are two characters on the obverse and two more on the reverse, which are embroidered with twisted gold threads and which, put together, mean "be perceptive of the minutest detail". The colors are sober and the style is of a classic elegance.



 
 

Jing Embroidery Pouches

These two oval drawstring pouches are connected by a 67-cm-long white silk string with gilded cloud-patterned metal rings at both ends.

Jing Embroidery Pouches 

 
Enlarge

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.



 
 

Small Jing Embroidery Articles

The articles include swatters, fan covers, thumb ring covers, money bags, pouches, key bags, and mirror covers.

Small Jing Embroidery Articles 

 
Enlarge

Qing Dynasty


Collected in the Capital Museum


The articles include swatters, fan covers, thumb ring covers, money bags, pouches, key bags, and mirror covers. Most of them are decorated with auspicious patterns—peonies and butterflies meaning wealth; "longevity peaches", "longevity stones" and longevity characters meaning longevity; and bats, roosters and "auspicious clouds" meaning good luck. Small Jing embroidery articles are characterized by fine craftsmanship and a rich variety of techniques.



 
 

Tieluo Embroidery Monk's Hat

This hat, made of light yellowish black cotton gauze, has a square opening and a pointed roof sloping on four sides, with eaves on the left, right and back sides that slant toward the temples.

Tieluo Embroidery Monk's Hat 

 
Enlarge

Yuan Dynasty


Height: 35 cm, Width of each Brim: 12.5 cm, Width of each of the Four Top Corners: 21 cm


Unearthed from Shuangta Pagodas at Qingshousi Monastery in Beijing in 1955 Collected in the Capital Museum


This hat, made of light yellowish black cotton gauze, has a square opening and a pointed roof sloping on four sides, with eaves on the left, right and back sides that slant toward the temples. There are dark brown ruyi-end shaped decorations on the edge, and dark brown flame patterns on four sides.




 
 

Light Tan Satin Lined Gown with Veiled Cloud and Round Dragon Patterns

This is a double-breasted gown with a stand-up collar, front and back panels, and straight sleeves.

Light Tan Satin Lined Gown with Veiled Cloud and Round Dragon Patterns 

 
Enlarge

Early Qing Dynasty


Length: 137 cm, Sleeve Span: 175 cm, Chest Circumference: 103.5 cm


Unearthed from a Qing tomb at Sidaokou in the northern suburbs of Beijing Collected in the Capital Museum


This is a double-breasted gown with a stand-up collar, front and back panels, and straight sleeves. There is a roundel pattern enclosing two dragons playing with a pearl and a cloud pattern on the light tan eight-heddle satin. The roundel pattern measures 21 cm in diameter; each of the repetitive patterns measures 48 cm in the warp-wise direction and 37 cm in the weft-wise direction; the stand-up collar measures 8.5 cm high. There are five amber buttons down the front.