Flower boat blossoms

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Flower boat blossoms

75.00

Repurposed velvet and corset fabric with thread. 

Inspiration:

“Another object of interest was the mandarins’ boats, with their painted sides, doors, and windows, their carved galleries, and pretty little silk flags, giving them the appearance of the most charming houses; but what delighted me most was the flower-boats, with their upper galleries ornamented with flowers, garlands, and arabesques. A large apartment and a few cabinets, into which the interior is divided, are reached through doors and windows which have almost a Gothic appearance. Mirrors and silk hangings adorn the walls, while glass chandeliers and coloured paper lanterns, between which swing lovely little baskets with fresh flowers, complete the magic scene.”

CHAPTER VIII. CHINA.  -  A Woman’s Journey round the World by Ida Laura Phieffer, 1850

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