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ULITA - an Archive of International Textiles

bed sheet
Date: 19th century
Dimensions: 246 x 188 cm (96 7/8 x 74 in.)
Medium: silk, cotton, metallic yarns
Associated with: China, Nanjing
Description: The curtain is assembled from three pieces of red silk satin each with polychrome weft patterns. Two pieces are full width fabrics and one piece is cut to half width. The patterning is composed of small circular dragons and ruyi motifs. Gold metallic threads are used for the dragons head and claws. The back lining is made from plain woven grey cotton.
Inv. No.: 142

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