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2005.5.506 - Two Silk Tapestry Weave Sleeve Bands

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Object Typesleeve band Artistunknown Date Madedate unknown
Accession Number 2005.5.506 Title Two Silk Tapestry Weave Sleeve Bands Category clothing Object Type sleeve band Artist unknown Date Made date unknown Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Qing 19th century Materials ink; silk; silk brocade; silk satin; silk tapestry weave; silk brocade ribbon; adhesive Materials Glossary Tapestry Weave; Brocade View Materials Glossary Details » View Materials Glossary Details » Description
Two silk tapestry weave sleeve bands that have been attached to a thick brocade border and lining, possibly to recreate them into decorative objects. Each sleeve band has a mirrored scene of five children - all boys -…
Two silk tapestry weave sleeve bands that have been attached to a thick brocade border and lining, possibly to recreate them into decorative objects. Each sleeve band has a mirrored scene of five children - all boys - playing in a garden amongst peonies, peaches, trees, and rocks. The children are dressed in garments that were popular for youth in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). A boy near the top of the band holds a conch shell, which is an auspicious Buddhist symbol. Although the bands are woven in kesi, details have been added with painted ink, including colour gradients in the flowers and children's clothing. Sleeve bands are the wide decorated cuffs attached to women's robes and jackets, often made and sold separately from the rest of the garment. They became important commercial objects in the Qing Dynasty as they are modular accessories that could be purchased in a market and attached to the garment at home.
Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart

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"2005.5.506 - Two Silk Tapestry Weave Sleeve Bands, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-19728. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.


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2005.5.506 - Two Silk Tapestry Weave Sleeve Bands

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