MediumSilk embroidery on silk
Credit LineNeusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin
Gourd-Shaped Pocket. late 1800s. Silk embroidery on silk. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of James P. Grant and Betty Grant Austin. 1977.409.
Dimensionsoverall length: 21 in, 53.3400 cm; length: 4 7/8 in, 12.3825 cm; width: 3 1/4 in, 8.2550 cm
DepartmentAvenir Institute of Textile Arts and Fashion
CollectionTextile Arts and Fashion-Asian
The four yellow ruyi motifs mean "may your wishes come true in the four directions."
Known ProvenanceInherited 1973 by Mr. James P. Grant and Mrs. Betty Grant Austin [Denver, CO, 1922-1995 and 1920-2006]; gifted December 1977 by Mr. James Grant and Mrs. Betty Grant Austin to the Denver Art Museum
- "Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty," October 30, 2011 - January 29, 2012 (DAM)
- "Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty," Februrary 7 - May 18, 2014 (Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH)