New from Simon & Schuster

Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
Rebel Yell by S. C. Gwynne
The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
Rocks by Joe Perry
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
As You Wish by Cary Elwes and Joe Layden
Exquisite Fabrics

Exquisite Fabrics

Traditional Weaving and Embroidery Patterns in China

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.
Choose a format:
  • Shanghai Press | 
  • 652 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781602200012 | 
  • March 2010
List Price $250.00
This title is temporarily out of stock, please check back soon.

About the Author



Get a FREE eBook
when you join our mailing list!