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Chinese Silk on Russian Flags in Swedish Collection

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Language: English
Page: 226
Publication Date: 06/2020
ISBN: 9787308201643
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This book makes an in-depth investigation and analysis of the art and technology of Chinese silk used on more than 300 Russian military flags in the Swedish Army Museum, and classifies, restores and studies the silk patterns on them. This book was co-written by Chinese, Swedish, and Russian experts. It is mainly composed of research articles, pattern analysis, military flag cataloging and so on. "Part 1 Articles" includes the culture and history, general introduction, silk weaving techniques and artistic characteristics of Russian military flags in the Swedish collection. There are 5 articles in total. "Part 2 Patterns" includes complete and partial pictures of the cultural relics of 127 Russian military flags in the Swedish collection,as well as the if pattern restoration pictures and the corresponding research and analysis texts. "Part 3 Flags" is a catalogue composed of data such as making time, discovery site and using time, fabric size, and pattern. This book has more than 400,000 words and more than 900 pictures.

About Author
ZHAO Feng(赵丰) is the Director of the China National Silk Museum (NSM) in Hangzhou, the Founder and the President of the International Association for Study of the Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT), the Founder and the Director of the Chinese Center for Textile Identification and Conservation (which is now the Key Scientific Research Base of Textile Conservation of State Administration of Cultural Heritage of China), the Dean of the International Institute of Silk, under Zhejiang Sci-Tech University. He has published more than i0 academic books and 100 research articles, including The General History of Chinese Silk, editor in chief, first National Publication Award, 2007; Chinese Silks, editor in chief for the Chinese version, the R. L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award, 2012; and A Comprehensive Research on Textiles from Dunhuang in the UK, French and Russian collections, 2007 till now.
Table of Contents
Part Ⅰ Articles
1.Military colours and standards-textile artwork and precious trophies
2.The research status of Chinese textiles in the Swedish State Trophy Collection at the Swedish Army Museum
3.Chinese silk art on Russian military flags in the Swedish Army Museum
4.Identification of dyes in Chinese silks used for Russian military flags in the Great Northern War
5.Evidences of Chinese patterned silks outside China and their use in Russia in the 17th to the first half of the 18th centuries

Part Ⅱ Patterns
1.Satin damask with patterns of hibiscuses and floral medallions
2.Shan satin with patterns of peonies and floral medallions
3.Silk satin with patterns of peonies and chrysanthemums
4.Satin damask with patterns of peonies and chrysanthemums
5.Shan satin with patterns of peonies and floral medallions
6.Satin damask with patterns of camellias and floral medallions
7.Satin damask with patterns of peonies and chrysanthemums
8.Sain damask with patterns of lowers and miscellaneous treasures
9.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallions, peonies and miscellaneous treasures
10.Silk satin with patterns of peonies and floral medallions
11.Satin damask with patterns of peony and camellia sprays
12.Satin damask with patterns of flowers, fruits and miscellaneous treasures
13.Silk satin with patterns of butterflies and floral and leave sprays
14.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
15.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
16.Silk satin with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
17.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
18.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
19.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
20.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
21.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
22.Slk satin with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
23.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
24.Shan satin with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
25.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
26.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion scrolls
27.Satin damask with patterns of oral medallion scrolls
28.Satin damask with patterns of peony and floral medallion scrolls
29.Satin damask with patterns of roundel dragons and round phoenixes
30.Damask on tabby with patterns of scattered florets
31.Silk satin with patterns of flowers and fruits
32.Sik satin with floral medallions on way branches
33.Satin damask with patterns of peony and chrysanthemum sprays
34.Satin damask with patterns of floral medallion
35.Satin damask with patterns of peony and lotus sprays
……

Part Ⅲ Flags

Bibliography
Postscript
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Preface
 
It is a great honour and pleasure for the Armemuseum (the Swedish Army Museum) in Stockholm to contribute to this book.
The Silk Project was started several years ago when Professor ZHAO Feng visited me, and proposed his fantastic idea for such a project. The Chinese silk fabrics, that the Russian flags in the collection are predominantly sewn from, were to be investigated.
We probably have the largest collection of Chinese silk damask from the 1600s to be found outside of China. the textile researcher Agnes Geijer had many years earlier estimated that the combined length of all the pieces laid side by side would extend many kilometres.
Thanks to ZHAO Feng's enthusiasm an opportunity opened up for two researchers from Zhejiang SciTech University and the China National Silk Museum to visit the Armemuseum during 2014. For over two months SU Miao and YANG Rulin studied the silk at close quarters. Countless photographs have been taken, and threads have been counted. Then all the facts were analysed and new information could be added to our collections. The work was carried out together with textile conservator Lena Engquist Sandstedt and textile curator Karin Tetteris, both from the Armemuseum.
The Silk Project is an example of international co-operation at its very best. All participants have contributed with their own specialist competence. The results of the Chinese research are explained in the book, but there is also an article by a Russian colleague Maria Menshikova, senior researcher in the Department of the East at the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg. She reviews the Russian contacts with China and how silk was imported during the end of the 1600s and start of the 1700s. There are two articles in the book from Swedish contributors. The First, written by Lena Engquist Sandstedt, "The research status of Chinese textiles in the Swedish State Trophy Collection at the Swedish Army Museum" and the second by Karin Tetteris, who has written "Military colours and standards oftextile artwork and precious trophies".
I would like to thank all involved for their great patience and very careful work regarding the research behind the book. At the Armemuseum we are proud to be able to preserve a unique collection of Chinese silk damasks. To gain new knowledge about the making of the flags makes them even more interesting to us and to future researchers. Through this book we want to contribute to textile research and show how important information can be obtained through international collaboration.
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