Chinese Qing antique 'zhongguo jie' tassels (3)


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These hanging tassels feature elaborate zhongguo jie 中国结; knots, silk embroidery etc. fashioned onto solid parts in an intricate manner. The two outer arts appear complete whist the smaller piece pictured at the centre may only be a fragment. They appear to be something to do with Chinese marriage ceremony dress with the allegory of the knots speaking for itself. There is some uncertainty whether these originate from the Chinese community in Malaysia or from Mainland China.Offered as a group and as pictured

• circa 1900

Ref. 16478

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