Chinese Silk Nanjing Yun Brocade w Display BoxCertificate of Collection Seal by Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Experts The Yun Brocade measures 6 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches and is framed in a gilt decorated 1 inch frame with a 1 ½ yellow matting. Yellow floral silk decorated (inside and out) display box measures 14 ½ inches by 14 ½ inches by 16 ½ inches and has orange braided rope handles The brocade is is magnificent shape! It will take your breath away! T is a small crack in the glass at the very bottom left that does not affect the brocade whatsoever. I did not get it fixed for fear of ruining the georgous display of the brocade. I don't know when the brocade was purchased. -------------------- Born in east China 's Nangjing city some 2,500 years ago, Yun Brocade is the eminent representative in the history of Chinese ancient craftworks.
It has heralded China 's triangle of prominent brocades along with Shu Brocade and Song Brocade for its beauty and exquisite workmanship.
The craft of Yun Brocade requires high-level hand stitching that cannot be replaced by machines Yun Brocade features quality material, refined weaving and the wide use of gold and silver threads. This magnificence gained the name of Yun, which is Chinese for 'cloud'. Elegant Yun Brocade ultimately became a precious artwork and no longer a fabric for day to day wear. In the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties Yun Brocade was a royal tribute. The Nangjing Yun Brocade has been added by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization to its candidate list for Intangible World Heritages