Weaving Chinas Past: The Amy S. Clague Collection of Chinese Textiles

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Western admiration of China's silk textiles dates back at least to the days of the Roman empire. The establishment of the Chinese republic caused a large number of imperial costumes, no longer needed for court ritual, to enter collectors' hands. Textiles curators have studied these in depth, yet American museums are just recently begining to explore the broader topic of Chinese textiles, and to present splendid examples of the art along with porcelains, bronzes, enamels, and other decorative art traditions of China. Weaving ...

Weaving Chinas Past: The Amy S. Clague Collection of Chinese Textiles 2000, University of Washington Press, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780910407397

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