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SLK 00093

Young Chairman Mao Silk Portrait

This is a young Chairman Mao silk brocade. The portrait is done in black, white and grey silk in a miniature size - just 10 cm x 15.5 cm. This silk is a rare find and older than other silks offered on e-bay given the fact that there is no sizing information woven into the bottom boarder (sizing information is common to most silks from late 60's and early-mid 70's) and more tellingly, the Chinese characters are written right to left and use the traditional style rather than the later communist inspired simplified characters.

The writing on the bottom of the silk indicates that this is of course Mao Tse-Tung (interesting to note that he is not referred to as Chairman on this silk) and it was made by the Hangzhou Qiwen Silk Factory. Although no date is given, it almost certainly was manufactured prior to or at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, c. 1966-1976. There are no stains or holes in this silk, and it is in very good condition.

Price: US $20 SOLD

Item location: Beijing, China

Air Postage & Insurance worldwide: US $3