China in Yorkshire

Silk Embroidery

Detail of a silk hanging with a young man riding a lion or unicorn, 1900-1930

The lion or qilin (unicorn) rider is accompanied by a servant carrying a gift and children with food and flowers, a scene appropriate for New Year celebrations.

This embroidery is part of the collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries.

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