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Chinese Textiles

This book celebrates the beauty of Chinese textiles, drawing on the Victoria and Albert Museums' fine and largely unpublished collection. It tells the overlapping stories of their making and the material culture in which Chinese Textiles uses both historical and modern pieces from world-renowned V&A collection to explore and discuss their making and meaning. The works feature images from Chinese legends as well as the hydrodams of the communist era. Breathtaking in workmanship, color, and design, they were made for a purpose. Those created for celebration dominate this book. Many pieces were made for birthdays and weddings, the latter providing occasions for splendid robes, palanquin hangings, quilts, and bed curtains: several bear" pictures of a hundred boys" expressing the fervent with for sons to carry on the family line. The Chinese reverence for age gives birthdays as added significance and inspired scenes of filial piety on scrolls and silk wall panels. As well as dealing with the techniques and influences author Verity Wilson tells the story of each piece - why it was made and for whom - and introduces a galaxy of characters from China's history and legend. The superb photography allows us to view these intricate textiles to full advantage.
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Verity Wilson was a Curator in the Asian Department at the V&A. She has published on Chinese export silk, cross-cultural dressing, ancient and medieval Silk Road textiles, and the vestment traditions of Daoism.

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