Chinese Embroidered Pouch


This Chinese embroidered pouch has been made to replicate a mandarin square or rank badge.The bottom of the design is created in couched metallic wrapped thread, while the main part of the design is a satin stitch. This could’ve been a working model for the other piece that we previously uploaded. The embroidery on this piece looks much looser than the other, and possibly much newer. This piece is probably from the first half of the 20th century.

Size: The embroidered area is approximately 10 x 10 inches, with about 2 1/2 inches of silk at the top. There are a couple of areas where the wrapped thread has come loose. The piece is unlined.