University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameBuzi (補子)
Object Number: 54-16-3B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 17th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Embroidered
Iconography:Crane
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. Cecil P. Reichel, 1954
Other Number83-12-4 - Other Number

Description

First rank crane square (one of a pair). An interesting and valuable example of the early Qing aversion to split the bird when they had to split the front square to attach it to their Manchu-style riding jacket; the front bird has been replaced by two, one on each side of the split, while the back one is in the usual form. The rich Kangxi style of satin stich over hog bristles for bird, clouds, etc., on couched gold background. After the disapearance of the peacock feathers on rock, this has been re-done in satin stitch at a later time; original border design remains although peacock feather background is now gone.


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