On the way to Michael C. Rockefeller Wing at the Met, a dozen of these hangings are on display. These are just a taste of the 96 hangings discovered in the early 1940’s inside 3 ft. high ceramic jars.
|Site of the discovery of the feathered hangings, inside the ceramic jars pictured in the photograph.|
These feathered offerings are the counterpoint to the large Met show, Interwoven Globe (The Worldwide Textile Trade 1500-1800). Upstairs at Interwoven Globe, in room after room, one can see dazzling feats of craftsman, from amazing dying techniques to luxurious silk embroidery Downstairs two simple squares of color convey power and artistry. Take your pick. My choice is obvious.
H 29 x W 83.7/8 in.
Believed to have functioned in some dedicatory
or supplicatory manner.