Chinese Green

In Chinese Red, I featured a red silk Chinese top. I've worn this a lot: it's light, easy to carry, is a striking vivid red without being garish, combines well with lots of other colours, is reversible should I want a different design, and can be worn under or over other layers. Now here's another high-quality silk top, but green rather than red. Like the red one, it's from Unicorn.

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

Though the top is easy to wear, it's not easy to photograph. The silk is shiny, and in strong direct light, the fabric looks washed out. These photos, taken in the diffuse light of a library, are more like what I see.

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

In some lights, the patterns seem to drift on a green sea.

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

The fastenings look like Chinese characters:

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

The fabric is embroidered, with people, birds and fruits, as well as elaborate circular symbols. In some places, these have been worked into the pockets:

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

Sometimes these symbols look darker than the surrounding fabric, and sometimes lighter:

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

Green embroidered silk Chinese top

The embroidery and fastenings are intricate. Here are some close-ups:

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

Green embroidered silk Chinese top, detail of embroidery

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