Asian Art Scarves

The Himalaya Scarf

The Himalaya Scarf in Magenta   The Himalaya Scarf in Sky

The Koryo Scarf

The Koryo Scarf in Celadon   The Koryo Scarf in Champagne

The Ming Scarf

The Ming Scarf in Sapphire   The Ming Scarf in Ruby

The Oribe Scarf

The Oribe Scarf in Wine   The Oribe Scarf in Pale Gold

The Taj Mahal Scarf

The Taj Scarf in Slate   The Taj Scarf in Gold

The Ming Scarf

The lotus flower scrolls and foliate border of the Ming Scarf are inspired by the famous ceramics of Ming Dynasty China


Ming Scarf in Sapphire color with gift box  Ming Scarf in Sapphire color close-up  Ming Scarf in Sapphire color full design  Ming Scarf in Ruby color with gift box  Ming Scarf in Ruby color close-up  Ming Scarf in Ruby color full design
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Availabe in two colors:
Ming Scarf in Sapphire color
Sapphire
Ming Scarf in Ruby color
Ruby

- 33" x 33" (85 x 85 cm)
- 100% silk twill
- hand rolled edges
(gift box no longer available)

Please note:
Asian Art Scarves are available for volume buyers only. We don't sell to retail customers. If you would like to buy Asian Art Scarves in quantity to use as gifts for corporate events or similar occasions please e-mail us at trade@tasaram.com.



More about China's Ming ceramics...


The lotus flower scrolls and foliate border of the Ming Scarf are both classic designs of the renowned porcelains of Ming dynasty China.The lotus flower scrolls and foliate border of the Ming Scarf are both classic designs of the renowned porcelains of Ming dynasty China. Rhythmic floral scrolls and the Buddhist symbol of the lotus were favourite motifs in an era when tight controls were placed on the subjects, forms and even colors and glazes that could be used in the manufacture of ceramics.

China's Golden Age
The Ming era (1368-1644) is regarded as a golden age of Chinese rule and the splendour of the imperial court was brilliantly reflected in the exquisite ceramics that were produced. Due to Chinese trade and diplomacy, fine examples were exported all over the globe. In fact, such was the foreign demand for Ming dynasty ceramics that important kiln sites such as Jingdezhen, in the southern province of Jiangxi, became some of the world's first industrial towns.

The Summer PalaceGateThe Ming dynasty was a time of technical and artistic innovations. In particular, underglaze blue and underglaze red wares were developed and refined with enormous success. The distinctive blue color of the lively hand-painted patterns was derived from cobalt, while the red was derived from copper oxide. Copper oxide proved especially difficult to control during the firing process and red and white wares are consequently rarer than blue and white wares.

From large dishes and bowls to jars and stem cups, numerous masterpieces were produced under the patronage of the imperial court. So popular and influential were the underglaze blue wares in particular that they have become almost synonymous with the splendour of imperial China and have inspired a million imitations.

Ming Vase