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