19 March 2008
A KESI RED-GROUND DRAGON PANEL
Woven with a large front-facing four-clawed mang dragon with large eyes under bushy brows leaping around a flaming pearl amidst clouds and water motifs, all picked out in bold shades of green, blue, salmon, black, yellow and gold threads on a rich coral-red ground, the brows of the dragon picked out in peacock feather filaments
19 x 22 in. (48 x 56 cm.), mounted
Purchased Europe, 2001.
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