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Chinese Kesi Canopy
Antique Tibetan canopy made up of a central panel of Chinese silk and gold kesi weave robe fragment with various types of flowers, a central strip with an upright dragon amongst flowers and clouds above a calligraphic "Shou" character and a wave and mountain register, all worked against an overall gold ground. The central panel framed by red, yellow and blue damasks with a sheer pleated silk veil
102 x 161 cm
, 1700