Beaded Curtain

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Object Name: 
Beaded Curtain
Accession Number: 
Overall L: 200 cm, W: 100.3 cm, Th: 2.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Don S. Gong and family in memory of Sue Ha (Tang)
Primary Description: 
Colorless, opaque white, black, red, green, yellow, pink, blue, greenish blue, brown, transparent red and green non-lead glass; glossy off-white paint; cotton cord, wood support; beads appear to have been cut from tubes, then polished, strung on thread/cord, knotted through wooden support. Vertical, rectangular beaded curtain depicting flowering plum tree branch, formed from 140 strands of beads tied to drilled, painted wood bar; design on colorless background: thick reddish brown branch (thickest parts are outlined in black beads) extends from lower 1/3 at left side and into picture plane at right angle, then turns up as it breaks into two large undulating branches (one reaches toward top of panel and turns back on itself) positioned at right angles; at point where branch divides there is a rounded white patch with two black dots; lower section of main branch has dark green pointed leaves with two lighter shades of green detail, ten yellow (five-petaled) blossoms and buds (single and a group of two and of three) edges in red, scattered red buds with green details; beaded stands hang freely and end in fringes; unsigned.
Gong, Don S. Family, Source