Antique Chinese silk robe fragment richly embroidered with butterflies and flowers. Two large butterflies with beautifully elongated and swirling wings fly amidst a profusion of densely embroidered flowers. In the center, a flower bunch is embroidered using the forbidden stitch technique in shades of pink. Edged with golden Buddhist symbols. Framed.
Age: 19th century
Dimensions: Framed size: 26″ high x 40 1/2″ wide. Textile size: 15 1/2″ high x 30″ wide