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    Posted 8 years ago

    kyratango
    (440 items)

    Found these at flea market, sold for fans, which damaged the very old silk!
    Details are amazing, and the embroidery is made in a way the same decor is on the reverse! When examining you can't say which face is the reverse!
    Never seen something like that...
    Unfortunately the silk is burnt by age...
    Hope you will enjoy them.

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 8 years ago
      Thanks for your loves, tom vetraio shrine and aghcollect!
    2. toracat toracat, 8 years ago
      Really beautiful!! Great way to keep cool! Wish you could fan me on a hot summers night! Don XXOOXX
    3. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thanks racer, toracat, pops and SEAN for your loves :-)
      No, no, Don, these are NOT fans! ;-)
    4. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Recently found out what they are!
      These are called "pien mien" chinese name for face cover, face screen.
      It appear it is very rare to get a pair!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Similar on Ebay : 141025976914
      And 290984354741
      Now, I will consider having an appraisal ! ;-)
    6. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      WOW!!! Wonderful find! and Beauty and $$$ and Simon Sez! Please come fan me!! Make me happy boy!!! XXOOXX!!
    7. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      :-))
      XOXO Don & Simon!
    8. toracat toracat, 7 years ago
      Wish we could meet! Don XXOOXX!!
    9. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Wonderful!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you Julie!
    11. wpj wpj, 7 years ago
      I LOVE THESE!!! BEAUTIFUL!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Thank you so much Wpj for your visit and nice comment!
    13. wpj wpj, 6 years ago
      I absolutely LOVE THESE!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Wpj, thanks for loving them again :-))
      Lisa! Glad to see you here, mieux vaut tard que jamais ;-D
      I've never seen before a double sided so fine embroidery.
    15. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      These are wonderful in every way, kyratango.
    16. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Many many thanks Kath for your lovely comment :-D
    17. apostata apostata, 8 months ago
      this has to go to an expert , my eyes are too bad promising could be an aya Zhejiang, the grip is right , but the colors of the scene sceneare rather bright, promising , but probably folk art
    18. apostata apostata, 8 months ago
      the grip is a so called canton grip 1880-1920 , the problem is they sell these this on every streetcorner nowadays , and i am not skilled enough to see the difference on srene
    19. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
      Thank you apostata, I'm sure they are antique, the highest quality of the double sided embroidery (mirror image on both side of each piece, without any knot showing) on a single sheet of silk and the age decay of the fabric says it all...
    20. apostata apostata, 8 months ago
      you could be right the grip make sense , but i cant, judge the aya Zhejiang this way, i have to feel and see this !
    21. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
      I cannot even fathom the talent in needlework it would take to make these!
      Embroidery is a lost art....
    22. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
      Eileen, me too! The fineness of the thread and of the fabric are amazing, and you can't even tell one face from the other, the work is perfect on both sides!!!
    23. kyratango kyratango, 5 months ago
      Just found a similar in Cooper Hewitt collection!
      http://cprhw.tt/o/2Ch9c/
    24. apostata apostata, 5 months ago
      Beatrix Cadwalader collection is the provenance

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