About this object

A pricked and inked design for pair of shishi or lion dogs each holding onto a scarf that flares from a large flaming pearl in the centre. The two shishi are framed inside a Chinese style border with interlocking squares, diamonds and circles. The design is pricked onto a folded piece of paper.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Irma Bailey
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date made
    1921 - 1928
  • Materials
    Ink; Paper Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Frederick Marshman and Irma Bailey
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date collected
    1921 - 1928
  • Measurements
    750 mm x 250 mm
  • Related people
    Irma Bailey ( Artist/maker)
Object view = Humanities
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