C is for Chinese Embroidery

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China has stitched together an embroidery tradition stretching back to at least the fifth century BCE. Silk production helped spread its influence across the continent. China, 18th-19th century. Rectangular yellow silk panel embroidered with five polychrome and gold thread clawed dragons, Hôtel Drouot, April 21, 2023, Beaussant Lefèvre & Associés OVV. Cabinet Portier et Associés, M. Renard. Result: €84,370 Like painting, Chinese embroidery is all about genre and school, technique, and refinement. Pigments and binders become silk thread and needles to decorate taffeta, gauze or satin. These highly coveted luxury products found their way west on the first Silk Road during the Han dynasty

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