Thursday, July 27, 2006

The "Hundred Antiques" in Chinese Textiles (The Metropolitian Museum of Art- NewYork, NY)

The "Hundred Antiques" in Chinese Textiles
February 8, 2006–July 30, 2006
Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for Chinese Decorative Arts
The Metropolitian Museum of Art
Unique Decorative Pattern In Chinese Decorative Arts
The "hundred antique" is a pattern that has been used on various objects including antiquities, scholars' objects, and three-dimensional decorative arts in all forms. This particular design reached its peak in the 17th century.
This design can particularly be found in Qing dynasty decorative arts. During this time peroid, this pattern was mixed with patterns of rebuses (a representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols, often as a puzzle) for good luck. This was seen as a way to make auspicious wishes come true. In this exhibit, the focus is on fashions and textiles from the 17th cent. to the late Qing dynasty with the "hundred antique" pattern.


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