May 1, 1941:
A special exhibition of Chinese textiles opened at the Brooklyn Museum today, May 1, and will continue through Sunday, June 1. This material, which is being shown in the Balcony Gallery second floor, was selected from a large loan of Ming and Ch’ing Dynasty textiles, which have been lent to the Museum by a Peking collector.
The silk and cotton textiles cover a wide variety of the techniques for which the Chinese textile craftsmen are world famous – brocading, slit tapestry, painted tapestry, cross stitch, Holbein stitch, split stitch, Peking knot, silk floss embroidery, etc. The textiles include fragments of large pieces, pockets, money aprons, mirror covers, sleeve bands, ankle bands, pillow covers, chair covers, scarfs, and sections of palace pillows.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1939 - 1941. 04-06/1941, 095.