A pair of red Chinese silk sleeve bands cut from a robe and backed for display, dating from the late Nineteenth Century. The embroidered panels are profusely decorated using a fine seed stitch (also known as 'forbidden stitch') with semi abstract animals, plants and precious objects. The fine work and detail can be appreciated in our photographs. Length of each mounted panel is 61cm (24").
The embroidered panels themselves are in very good condition. There was a fold in each red silk sleeve, next to the embroidered panels, which is worn and lightly stained. One end of each of the panels is unfinished. The blue silk backings have some staining (please examine our photographs).