Collection: Chinese Paired Cocks in Paradise(Warp-patterned Brocade)

Canton (Guangdong) in southern China was a noted producing site of high-quality dyed and woven textiles in the Ch'ing Dynasty, 17th-18th centuries. One of the surviving examples is a fabric woven like "rozashi" (a kind of Japanese embroidery on a gauze ground) with patterns of cocks facing each other and lotus flowers. Based on that design, this piece is executed as a warp-patterned brocade with a particular touch of “rozashi" in the weaving construction and a creative color scheme.