HNW - Yuan embroidery was Re: Goldwork class
Diane S. Sawyer
tasha_medved at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 30 18:18:57 PDT 2000
--- Noramunro at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 8/30/00 2:07:42 PM EDT, tasha_medved at yahoo.com
> > I do know that satin stitch was used extensively,
> > along with Pekingese stitch; does anyone know where I could find
> > inforation about what other stitches might have been used in the
> > or 14th centuries (Yuan dynasty)?
> I don't know if I mentioned this one to you before or not (brain
> has turned
> to mush) but the best resource I have so far found on Yuan textiles
> is this:
> James C.Y. Wyatt and Anne E. Wardwell, _When Silk Was Gold: Central
> Asian and
> Chinese Textiles_. New York: Abrams, 1997. ISBN 0-8109-6513-5.
Oo. <goes off on a search for this book>
> There are nice detailed colour plates, a whole chapter on luxury
> silk weaving
> under the Mongols, and another on embroideries, several of which
> are Yuan
> work. Each piece has a nice technical analysis including what
> stitches were
> used, and there is a visual glossary of the stitches in an
> appendix. In
> addition to satin and Pekingese, long and short stitch, couching,
> stitch, and detached buttonhole are common. Yuan embroidery seems
> to have
> been characterised by a particularly extravagant use of gold
Oh, swoon. Thank you sooooo much! (Love your webpage, BTW.)
who hasn't gone looking for a Mongol name yet
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