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Watt, James C. Y - When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles

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Watt, James C. Y - When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles

Watt, James C. Y - When Silk Was Gold: Central Asian and Chinese Textiles
ISBN: 0870998250 | 1997 | PDF | 250 pages | English | 66,44 Mb


When Silk Was Gold is the catalogue for the first exhibition devoted exclusively to luxury silks and embroideries produced in Central Asia and China from the eighth to the early fifteenth century. Drawn from the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Cleveland Museum of Art, the textiles are remarkable not only for their dazzling display of technical virtuosity but also for their historical significance, reflecting in their techniques and patterns shifts in the balance of power between Central Asia and China that occurred as dynasties rose and fell and empires expanded and dissolved.

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