18th century, China
Height: 120 cm, 47.2 inches
A pattern of hexagons interspersed with squares, the former incorporating circular lotus petals, bordered by four varied diaper grounds centred by bats, the latter decorated with a design of ruyi heads. The pattern is comprised of gold, yellow, light blue and dark blue weave.
Plate 106, pg 94, Textiles and Embroideries of the Ming and Qing Dynasty, The complete collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, 2005.