A 19th C. Chinese framed panel from a skirt front. Worked entirely in satin stitch using black silk on a pale blue silk background. The panel depicts two large butterflies - symbols of joy and marital happiness, and of long life. The butterflies are separated by a large peony symbolising love and affection. The border panel contains the 'Endless knot' the symbol of the Buddhist path and the 'thread' which guides one to happiness.
Size: h: 18" x w: 16.5"
Stock No: ROS05-8