06 janvier 2017

Gourd-shaped pocket, Qing dynasty, late 1800s

Gourd-shaped pocket, Qing dynasty, late 1800s. Silk embroidery on silk;overall length: 21 in, 53.34 cm; length: 4 7/8 in, 12.38 cm; width: 3 1/4 in, 8.25 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.409 © Denver Art Museum The four yellow ruyi motifs mean "may your wishes come true in the four directions."
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06 janvier 2017

Pocket in the form of a fish, Qing dynasty, late 1800s

Pocket in the form of a fish, Qing dynasty, late 1800s. Appliqué and silk embroidery on silk, painted shading, length: 23 in, 58.42 cm; width: 3.5 in, 8.89 cm; depth: 1/4 in, 0.63 cm. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin, 1977.417 © Denver Art Museum
13 juin 2015

Shoes and sacrifice: Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum explores footwear fashion

Chopines, about 1600 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London LONDON (AFP).- For centuries, women and sometimes men have squeezed their feet into tiny shoes or balanced on towering heels to feel sexy, empowered and to show their wealth and status. Now their sacrifice is being celebrated in a new exhibition, 'Shoes: Pleasure and Pain', which opens at the V&A museum in London on Saturday. From a 2,000-year-old pair of Egyptian gold sandals to child-like Chinese slippers for bound feet, to Christian... [Lire la suite]