pillow (textileworking: needlework); pillow ends

Two pairs of embroidered silk pillow end panels, each depicting human figures in a landscape, embroidered in satin stitch in many colours on one piece of red silk that is backed with paper. One panel shows a man standing in water pouring water from a container while another figure runs towards him carrying a fish; one shows a mandarin in a boat and another figure seated on the shore with a hat, a bat flying between them; the third panel features a character carrying a flag, turning behind him to look at a beckoning figure, a bat between them; the final panel depicts a figure in blue turning to look at a figure in pink, with a willow tree in the background. Each panel is surrounded by a border of outward-pointing dentate shapes.

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