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Decorative Designs in Chinese Art 中国文物的纹饰

Fire Design 火纹
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Tang and Song Dynasties

The brocade below with phoenix patterns was discovered in Dulan, Qinghai 青海都兰, where a large amount of ancient textiles have been found.

Silk brocade with phoenixes in pearls
公元618〜907复制件 苏州丝绸博物馆
Silk brocade with phoenixes in pearls
Tang (618—907) reproduction, Suzhou Silk Museum

The brocade with lucky bird design below was also discovered in Dulan.

Brocade with a lucky bird holding a ribbon and nest of petals
公元618〜907复制件 苏州丝绸博物馆
Brocade with a lucky bird holding a ribbon and nest of petals
Tang (618—907) reproduction, Suzhou Silk Museum

The brocade below was discovered in Astana, Xinjiang 新疆阿斯塔那 an important archeological site. Astana is located near the historic Silk Road 丝绸之路 city of Turpan 吐鲁番, close to the Mountain of Flames 火焰山. The site was the cemetery for the city during the peak of its prosperity.

Brocade with bird and flower design
公元618〜907复制件 苏州丝绸博物馆
Brocade with bird and flower design
Tang (618—907) reproduction, Suzhou Silk Museum

Chinese silk tapestry 缂丝 appeared in the Tang and continued to be popular to the end of the Qing. The picture below shows a Chinese silk tapestry artifact from the Song.

Silk tapestry with flowers and birds
公元960〜1279复制件 苏州丝绸博物馆
Silk tapestry with flowers and birds on purple background
Song (960—1279) reproduction, Suzhou Silk Museum
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