Chinese Blue


The four photo-posts before this have all been of pieces of clothing that aren’t mine. But here’s another that is, a blue Chinese embroidered silk top.

Blue Chinese silk top
Blue Chinese silk top
Blue Chinese silk top
Blue Chinese silk top
Blue Chinese silk top

 

From some angles, the designs look surreal: segmented biological forms undulating over a blue silk sea. Arp blobs, but with internal structure.

Blue Chinese silk top

Blue Chinese silk top

 

From other angles, they seem like floating islands.

Blue Chinese silk top, showing detail of embroidery stitching

 

Notice the details of the embroidery.

Blue Chinese silk top, showing detail of embroidery stitching
Blue Chinese silk top, showing detail of embroidery stitching
Blue Chinese silk top, showing detail of embroidery stitching
Blue Chinese silk top, showing detail of embroidery stitching

 

As a friend said, sometimes the patterns look like
a dream:

Blue Chinese silk top, showing detail of embroidery stitching
Blue Chinese silk top, showing detail of embroidery stitching
Blue Chinese silk top, showing detail of embroidery stitching