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2005.5.219 - Silk Tapestry Weave Fragmentary Hanging made from Sections of a Formal Court Robe

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Object Typehanging Artistunknown Date Made1580-1600

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Object Typehanging Artistunknown Date Made1580-1600
Accession Number 2005.5.219 Title Silk Tapestry Weave Fragmentary Hanging made from Sections of a Formal Court Robe Category textiles Object Type hanging Artist unknown Date Made 1580-1600 Place Made Tibet Culture Tibetan Period 16th-17th centuries Materials gold wrapped silk thread; silk; cotton; cotton flannel; silk tapestry weave; silk brocade Materials Glossary Tapestry Weave; Brocade View Materials Glossary Details » View Materials Glossary Details » Measurements overall: 140 cm x 158.8 cm Description
Patchwork wall hanging with silk tapestry (kesi) weave dragons and a green silk brocade border. The group of four-clawed dragons (mang) is varied. The smaller dragons along the bottom seem to be dancing like humans,…
Patchwork wall hanging with silk tapestry (kesi) weave dragons and a green silk brocade border. The group of four-clawed dragons (mang) is varied. The smaller dragons along the bottom seem to be dancing like humans, with one arm raised to grasp at a flaming pearl while standing on one leg. The celebrating dragons represent a wish for fertility and many descendants.
Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart
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© 2019 University of Alberta

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"2005.5.219 - Silk Tapestry Weave Fragmentary Hanging made from Sections of a Formal Court Robe, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-19441. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.