Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Vintage Embroidered Chinese Cloud Collar

I just wanted to share with you this beautiful collar that I saw at a vintage market a few years ago. I really don't know much about the provenance but the seller said that she was given it by her friend in Singapore in the 1970s. I love that each little character has a personality and the embroidery is beautifully done. There is quite a lot of water damage on the silk so it needs a little TLC. I did a little bit of research and apparently this type of collar is called a Cloud Collar because of its distinctive shape and was often worn at wedding ceremonies.

This is my favourite character:

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