Huge Antique Chinese Silk Embroidered Tree of Life Hanging C1900
A large arched hanging believed to have belonged to The Shanghai Operatic Theatre, made around 1900, Chinese Qing Dynasty.
Purple/blue silk satin ground with silk embroidery, depicting tree of life with an animated flock of cranes.
In good overall condition for an antique textile from this era. There is a dark mark or stain on the lower left hand side which is hard to detect from a distance and some light areas of colour bleed. Some loose threads as you would expect.
widest point across top: 205cm
across bottom: 136cm