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Chinese Pair of 19th Century Silk Sleevebands

Reference
5974
Height
48 cm (18 1/1")
Width
9 cm (3 1/2")
Framed Height
70 cm (27 1/2")
Framed Width
29 cm (11 1/2")
Chinese silk Sleevebands embroidered in Peking Forbidden Knot or Blind Stitch. A tiny knot stitch that was so called forbidden or blind stitch or knot because of the affect it had on the embroiders eye sight.

These are beautifully worked to show phoenix and other flying birds in flowering plants and trees.

The rock work and fence are with water and the bands are in mainly blues and greens with small amount of yellow and red

Excellent work and subject matter

The photographs show the sleeve bands before they were conserved and framed
Height
48 cm (18 1/1")
Width
9 cm (3 1/2")
Framed Height
70 cm (27 1/2")
Framed Width
29 cm (11 1/2")
Year
c 1850
Medium
Silk
Country
China
Condition
very fine