Keywords: slit tapestry

43 objects

Rank badge – two egrets

Two egrets (sixth rank civil) flying in bands of multi-colored clouds. Woven in the kesi technique.


Rank badge – double phoenix

“Ming-period insignia (rank) badge woven in the kesi (slit, or discontinuous-weft, tapestry) tecnhique that depicts a band of swirling water at the bottom, behind which a blue rock sits flanked by two peony flowers. A phoenix perches on the rock. A second phoenix flies amongst elongated clouds in the sky, swooping down towards its mate. …