Embroidered Altar Frontal

The dragon and phoenix (fenghuang) are two important symbols in Chinese culture. The dragon brings strength, power, and good luck, while the phoenix brings grace and high virtue. The dragon represents masculinity, and the phoenix represents femininity, and together they create balance.

In this altar frontal they  are surrounded by  clouds and flowers in a scatter design. The  red wool ground indicates that it was used for a happy celebration- such as weddings, family gatherings, and holidays.The silk embroidery done in Satin stitch technique while the metallic thread is couched. Backed with pain woven cotton.Silk macrame fringe at bottom.


Circa: 19th century

Origin: China

Material: Wool with Silk and Metallic Embroidery

Condition: Minor moth damage, some embroidery worn, stains to the backing, fair condition

Dimensions: 70" wide x 34" without fringe, 43" with fringe

Inventory number: TX4959



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