Apron Panel with Liu Hai (China)

Chinese apron panel showing Liu haichan and the toad. Late 18th century. Chinese apron panel showing Liu haichan and the toad. Late 18th century. Courtesy ULITA, University of Leeds, UK, acc. no. 44.

ULITA in Leeds (UK) houses a Chinese, late eighteenth century apron panel. It measures 54 x 57.5 cm and is made of silk. The main Daoist design is that of the boy Liu Haichan playing with the toad. The ground fabric is a red silk satin, now faded to a gold colour. The embroidery is carried out with chainsatin, and seed stitches.

ULITA online catalogue (retrieved 29 January 2017).

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