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A pouch with four pockets
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It is one of the most ancient items in the Chinese collection of the Náprstek museum. Acquired soon after the museum was establishment, it can be counted among the oldest in the Chinese collection. It is in very good condition. However, the embroidery is not of top quality but the motif captures the modern viewer with a touch of joyful naiveté.

History of the Object
The pouch is a male dress accessory. It is made of cotton tabby, the closing of the front part is made of yellow gauze and embellished with golden thread embroidery of fish playing among stylised water plants. The pouch is stiffened with paper and sewn by hand. A waist-belt holder is attached to the back side of the pouch.

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Type
Textile 
Materials
Silk gauze, cotton tabby, paper, golden and silk thread 
Measurements
Width 8,5 cm Height 12 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 2nd half  
Function
Dress accessory 
Acquisition
1885. B. Houda, San Francisco 
Copyright
The National Museum, Prague, Czech Republic. 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
State property, the Czech Republic 
Museum
National Museum; Nàprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures 
Credit line
Courtesy the National Museum – the Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Prague, Czech Republic. 

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