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Picture, embroidered Picture, embroidered

Embroidered satin picture of an angel in silk threads, in 19th century rosewood frame: British, c. 1650 - 1700

Fan case Fan case

Black satin case for paper fan decorated with a floral design: Chinese, 19th century

Fan Fan

Folding fan with crimson velvet guards, black sticks and a crimson satin top: Chinese, late 19th century

Fan Fan

Folding fan with black wood guards and sticks and black satin top: China, late 19th century

Bonnet, child's Bonnet, child's

Bonnet, child's, red flannel lined with white cotton; silk ribbon border; black satin border and fur edging round face. Embroidery - green, yellow, red, blue silks, couched turquoise cord; satin stitch: China, East Asia, c. late 19th century

Jacket Jacket

Jacket, part of an ensemble worn by a woman at the Court of Bhopal, pale blue satin trimmed with gold and silver tinsel: India, Bhopal, mid 19th century

Kohl bag Kohl bag

Kohl bag of green satin decorated with red sequins: Middle East, Iran, Qara Agac, Qashqai, Qaraqanli Darresuri group, mid 20th century

Panel Panel

Sage green satin panel embroidered in coloured silks and showing a design of peacocks, birds and flowering plants surrounded by a floral border: China, possibly early 19th century

Rank badge Rank badge

Civil official's rank badge of the eighth grade, in dark blue satin embroidered with coloured silks and gilt threads, depicting a quail standing on a rock in centre surrounded by flowers, bats and clouds: China, Qing Dynasty, late 19th century AD

Embroidery Embroidery

Piece of embroidery with ground of lemon satin embroidered in coloured silks, with central medallion showing two cockerels fighting beside bamboo: Japan, 19th century

Fukusa Fukusa

Blue satin fukusa (gift cover) with embroidered design of two dancers performing the butterfly dance: Japan,1868 - 1883

Fukusa Fukusa

Blue satin fukusa (gift cover) embroidered in black, grey, white, orange and green silks and gold wrapped thread depicting Sima Guang (J: Shiba Onko) as a boy along with three others saving his friend from drowning in a large jar, with additional decorations of clouds and pine cones: Japan, 19th century

Fukusa Fukusa

Pale blue satin fukusa (gift cover) with embroidered design of the Treasure Ship (takarabune), with a phoenix depicted at the prow of the ship, a crane flying ahead, and a turtle swimming in the sea, embroidered in gold-wrapped thread, green, pink and black silk backed with red silk crepe with a tassel in each corner, one detached: Japan, late Edo period, 1801 - 1867

Fukusa Fukusa

Light blue satin fukusa (gift cover) woven in silver thread with repeating motif of tea utensils on a ground containing swastikas: Japan, late 19th century

Doublet Doublet

Man's doublet of padded red satin lined with linen, trimmed with small handmade silk buttons, possibly for use under light armour: possibly Italian, c. 1550 - 1560

Tabard / coat, herald's Tabard / coat, herald's

Herald's tabard or coat of yellow, blue and pink silk satin, embroidered in silk and gold thread with the arms of the Kingdom of Great Britain as used in Scotland under Queen Anne (1707-1714). The use of satin as the ground fabric suggests that this coat was worn by a Herald.

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