Embroidered Silk Tote Bag with Cranes

SKU: 2020110901
  • Embroidered Silk Tote Bag with Cranes

    In Chinese culture, the crane has a legendary status and embodies longevity. The motifs embroidered on this tote bag originated from a treasure in the Palace Museum, the “宝蓝色缎绣云鹤纹袷便袍 (Rough translation: Royal Blue Satin Embroidered Cloud Crane Robe) ”. Similar to the treasure, this piece is embroidered using needles and gold threads to form the shape of the cranes and clouds, which compliment each other. These same motifs were once embroidered on the Qing Dynasty concubine’s clothes.