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Susho in Museums

Susho in Museums, Internationally                                                                                 

The finest silk embroidery can always be found in museums.  Many exquisite works of ancient handmade silk embroidery are prominently displayed in art museums in China, the United States and other fine art museums and research institutes throughout the world.

 

The Xi’an Museum (Xi’an, China)                                                                                                           

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Imperial Dragon Robes, Qing Dynasty, 17th Century.

 

The British Museum (London, UK)                                                                                                                

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Silk embroidery panel with flowers and ducks, with two detail insets.

Made in Tang Dynasty, 9th-10th Century AD.

 

One of the largest intact pieces of ancient Chinese silk embroidery surviving today. 

Made in Tang Dynasty, 8th Century AD.

 

Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)                                                                                                      

The Victoria and Albert Museum has a stunning collection of 18th and 19 Century silk embroidery housewares.

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Dress Length, Qing Dynasty,    20th Century

    Hanging Panel, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

    

            Satin Chair Cover,             Qing Dynasty, 18th Century


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Dragon Robe, Qing Dynasty,     18th Century          Quilt Cover, Qing Dynasty,     16th-17th Century               Roundel, Qing Dynasty,           19th Century
 

Scroll, Qing Dynasty, 19th Century

 

 

There are many other prominent international museums and research institutes who display and study ancient handmade silk embroidery.

The National Library of China, Beijing

http://www.nlc.gov.cn/en/index.htm

The Museum for Asian Art, Berlin, Germany 

http://www.smb.museum/smb/home/index.php

MuséeGuimet, Paris, France

http://www.guimet.fr/

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/

Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan

http://www.afc.ryukoku.ac.jp/

 

Susho in U.S. Museums

Many museums in the United States display amazing works of ancient silk embroidery.

 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, US)                                                                                             

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   Canopy with phoenixes and two insets,

  Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). 

 

      Rank badge, Ming dynasty,

early 15th century. 

 

 Dragon Robe, Qing

Dynasty, 17th Century

 

Philadelphia Museum of Art ( Philadelphia, US )                                                                                              

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   Imperial Hanging,

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

 

   Embroidered Textile, Album Leaf,

      Early 18th century

 

Child's Vest,

Early 20th century

         

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, California 

http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, California 

http://www.asianart.org/index.html

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts 

http://www.mfa.org/

 

Susho in Presidential Museums                                                                                                                    

While in office, both Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter received double-sided silk embroidery as gifts from the Chinese government.  In Chinese culture, cats are considered an excellent defense against evil spirits, and so both Presidents were given cats.  

Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Yorba Linda, California

http://www.nixonlibrary.gov/

Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/

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