National Palace Museum: KEZHI FENGHUA: SONGDAI KESI HUANIAO ZHAN TULU. Weaving a Tapestry of Splendors: Bird-and-Flower Tapestries of the Sung Dynasty. Taibei, 2009. viii, 125 pp. Colour plates throughout. 30x21 cm. Paper.
GBP 40.00
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum showing seldom-seen and highly-accomplished Song dynasty tapestries which bear bird-and-flower designs, a feature of Song dynasty painting here expressed in an embroidered form. 23 of the finest of such works from the collection, all of which were in the former Chinese imperial collection, are here shown in full page colour plates and with close-up detail. Of particular interest are a number of microscopic photographs showing the structure and weave of the tapestries - useful for research and identification. Dual texts in Chinese and English.
Subjects: Textiles
Item 100 in List 203.
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