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Thursday, November 29, 2018

silken rabbits

Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of Jean E. Mailey, 1994
This Ming Dynasty textile (China, late 16th - early 17th century) shows rabbits gamboling about in the clouds. Made of silk gauze with silk and gold threads, it's not only luxurious but fortunate: rabbits brought all sorts of good things, and were companions of the ageless Moon Goddess.

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