Chinese Floral Embroidered Table Runner

The dramatic bright pink and other colourful embroidery on this Chinese table runner includes humans, animals and birds as well as large floral motifs. Originally intended as a wedding pillow, it was embroidered by the skilled and creative hands of craftswomen from amongst the South China minorities. In rural areas, cross-stitch was usually in indigo blue thread on coarse white cotton. With minimal colours these can be particularly striking with complicated designs.

Wedding pillows are traditionally part of a Chinese bride's dowry (jiàzhu?ng), which is either given on the day of the betrothal or a few days before the wedding. Chinese dowry typically includes pillows, blankets and bed sheets.

Country of Origin: China

Size: 116cm x 41cm

Product Code: A46-129

Price: Rs7,500

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