18" x 18"
Peonies and Exotic Birds are classic decorative elements on Chinese porcelains and painted silks. These designs fascinated the English, who developed their own painted ceramics and printed fabrics with similar motifs. In the 18th century, the English were renowned for incorporating Chinese architectural elements and flowers into their gardens. This pillow, inspired from a textile in the Colonial Williamsburg collection, pays tribute to the enduring Western fascination with Asian design.