About this artwork
European fascination with East Asia manifested itself in a style now known as chinoiserie. Although the name implies a connection with China, in fact it applies to suggestions of any Asian cultures—for example, the tiny palm tree in the embroidered decoration on this petticoat or skirt panel.
Currently Off View
- Petticoat Panel
- Made 1730–1750
- Silk, weft-ribbed plain weave; embroidered with silk yarns in satin, single satin, split, stem and surface satin stitches; French knots
- 98 × 130.7 cm (38 5/8 × 51 3/8 in.)
- Elizabeth M. Schultz Endowment