About this object

A floor cushion or pillow of heavy Chinese silk brocade with large amounts of gold wrapped yarn. The floral pattern is bold and two-dimensional in greens, hot pinks, royal and navy blues and raspberry reds. The filling is still in place and likely to be duck or goose feather. The pillow has been created from a piece of silk that shows a selvedge line running horizontally acrossed the fabric.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects; Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Feather Bird; Gold
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang: Lhasa
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 430 mm x 630 mm; 3 9/16 in x 16 15/16 in x 24 13/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: The inventory card reads ' Tibet, Lhasa 1904' but there is no other information to confirm this. Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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