Michèle Grieder

Dressed for Immortality. An Inscribed Silk for the Han Nobility

This publication takes the readers on a journey to ancient China. It not only serves as a guide to the world of splendid silks, but also invites the readers to immerse themselves in early Chinese culture. During the Han dynasty silk weaving achieved a high standard. Some of the motifs represent a heavenly realm of immortality that the Han people hoped to reach, while embedded inscriptions literally give voice to a request for eternal bliss. The Abegg-Stiftung holds such an object that was once the upper part of a dress. Tailored from blue inscription silk, it bears a unique prayer for immortality.

Monographien der Abegg-Stiftung 22 | 124 p., 45 figs., paperback, 18 x 22,5 cm, 2022, ISBN 978-3-905014-76-1

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