THIS LISTING IS FOR A RARE ANTIQUE CHINESE SILK PURSE WITH "FORBIDDEN STITCH" EMBROIDERY/NEEDLEWORK, c. DOUBLE SIDED PURSE WITH IDENTICAL DESIGN ON BOTH SIDES. PURSE CAN EASILY BE REINSERTED AND FRAME REATTACHED FOR DISPLAY. THE PURSE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH BEAUTIFUL COLORATION AND FINE DETAILS IN THE NEEDLEWORK.
CALLED "FORBIDDEN STITCH" AS THIS TYPE NEEDLEWORK WAS EVENTUALLY BANNED AS IT CAUSED EYE STRAIN AND POTENTIAL BLINDNESS TO THE YOUNG GIRLS DOING THE INTRICATE HANDWORK. THE PURSE MEASURES 4 3/4" HIGH AND 4 1/2" WIDE.
THE FRAME MEASURES 14" LONG, 9" WIDE AND 1 DEEP. Have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business!The item "RARE FRAMED ANTIQUE CHINESE SILK PURSE with FORBIDDEN STITCH EMBROIDERY NEEDLEWORK" is in sale since Tuesday, January 31, 2012. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Robes & Textiles". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
This item can be shipped worldwide.