Exquisite Fabrics

Traditional Weaving and Embroidery Patterns in China

Exquisite Fabrics

Foreword by: John Vollmer
For more than twenty-five hundred years the patterns of Chinese silk textiles captured the imaginations of their beholders. The woven and embroidered designs catalogued in Exquisite Fabrics combine consummate mechanical and technical skill with an aesthetic vision driven by the need to communicate the most important message of Chinese culture.

Available in a gorgeous hardcover slipcase, this book presents a wide and comprehensive range of classical design motifs that include: dragons, phoenix, birds, auspicious animals, floral patterns, insects and fish, figures, religious, and allegorical motifs.
  • Shanghai Press | 
  • 652 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781602200012 | 
  • March 2010

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