Pear Garden Embroidery Journal
During the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the Emperor Taizong founded an opera school called Liyuan (Pear Garden). Chinese opera reached its pinnacle under the Qing court (1644-1911), giving birth to what is known as Peking Opera. Reproduced here is a piece of beautifully embroidered opera skirt from that era. Original Art: Chinese opera costume. Era: Late 19th century. Region: China.