A Book of Brocade Silk Designs: Buddhist Liturgical Textiles
**reduced from $95.00**
early twentieth century
as shown, closed: 10" x 8 1/2" x 1", 25.5 cm x 21.5 cm x 2.5 cm
approximately 71 pages, some fold-out
This is a book of textile designs intended for brocade silks to be used in Buddhist temples--the designs, by and large, are of Chinese derivation.
There is a good variety of colored images in this book showing designs and their variations. Some of the images are missing a tiny square which seem to have been cut by someone for purposes of color matching or some other function during the weaving process.
The images range from simple, low-contrast two colored designs to more elaborate, multi-colored designs showing a complex image.
A great design resource for those interested in surface design.