Drawstring Purse of a Scholar
Chinese court accessories were as strictly regulated as the imperial robes that they were designed to accompany. Rank, gender, time of the year and other data can all be learned by design, color, shape and material used.This rare purse of a scholar is covered with polychrome silk embroidery done in counted stitch technique. It features articles from a study of a scholar such as books, meditation rock etc. Identical image on both sides
Circa: 19th century
Material: Silk with glass beads
Condition: Minor shattering to ground silk where not embroidered.Very good
Dimensions: 3.25" x 2.25" x 0.5"
Inventory number: WR3725