Brocade with Squirrels and Grape Vines
This brocade made for the European market is decorated with squirrels and grape vines in a scatter design around circular shapes containing geometric overlapping line patterns. The ground is a gray silk, with polychromatic linear patterns, and the main motifs are highlighted in gold.
Squirrels and grape vines combination symbolize abundance in fortune and offsprings in Chinese iconography.
Circa: 19th c
Dimensions: 27.5" x 152"
Inventory number: TX5050