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Gift of George and Marie Hecksher
Beauty, Power, and Prestige: Textiles and Costume from the Permanent Collection- New DeYoung opening, 10/05
Kesi (silk tapestry) in white, green, pink, dark pink, pale blue, purple, gold, yellow and off-white silk. There are extensive areas of metal-wrapped thread. The design features phoenixes in flight against a ground of leaves and flowers on a white background. The right hand edge is a selvage edge. The top, bottom and left hand sides have been cut.