Woven or hand worked, uncut Chinese textiles provide a fascinating look into the production of garments and other textiles in old China. One gets a sense of how meticulous, complicated and well planned the whole process was. What is not always obvious is what the final creation was to end up looking. This uncut piece was probably intended to be cut into small identical rectangles that would have been incorporated into larger hanging panels.Kosu is a very labor intensive type of tapestry of Chinese origin.
Circa: 19th century
Material: Silk and metallic thread weave
Dimensions: 60" x 18"
Inventory number: TX4078