The event will show how highly decorated costume and textiles were used at the Chinese Imperial Court to denote rank and status of the wearer.
David Rosier, a chartered insurer by profession, lived in Hong Kong and worked in China between 1991-2004. Whilst there, he assembled a collection of approximately 700 predominantly Qing Dynasty (1644 -1911) Imperial related textiles, insignia of rank and dress accessories. Since 2004, David has been a regular lecturer to numerous organisations including the Embroiderers' Guilds, oriental art and historical asso-ciations, costume societies and the National Trust. This Special Interest Day will provide a comprehensive insight into how highly decorated and expertly created costume and textiles were used at the Chinese Imperial Court to denote the rank and status of the wearer. There will be a display of relevant court costume from David's private collection and you are invited to bring along your own textiles for review and evaluation.
How to book this event:
The cost of the day is £35.00 including a 2 course lunch. The venue is Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett, where there is free parking. Please download details of the day and return your completed booking slip to Naomi Milne by Monday 19 February with a cheque payable to The Arts Society Norwich.
A Chartered Insurer by profession and a Fellow of the Assurance Medical Society, with extensive international experience as an author and lecturer in Medical Risk Assessment. He has in excess of 25 years of working and living in Asia. Whilst living in Hong Kong (1991-2004) he assembled a collection of approximately 700, predominately Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Imperial and related textiles/costume accessories. Past Committee Member of the Hong Kong Textile Society and frequent speaker on Imperial Insignia and Badges of Rank.