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LOTTO 8:

Karl Marx - Silk embroidery - Made by the textile factory 'The East is Red'. China, 1950s

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Karl Marx - Silk embroidery - Made by the textile factory 'The East is Red'. China, 1950s


Portrait of Karl Marx - Flag embroidered silk fabric, hanging and sewn to an old wooden strip. Made in the textile factory "East Is Red". Hangzhou, China. the 50's.


In pre-communist revolution China in 1954, most silk weaving was done in family workshops in Hangzhou city. During the 1950s, when China advanced to industrial creation, and private sewing shops began to close one by one, several examples were created that illustrated the Chinese Industrial Revolution — one of which is a portrait of Karl Marx before us. The portrait of Marx, created at the "East Is Red" textile factory (named after the popular anthem of the Chinese Cultural Revolution), like other public actions taken by Mao Zedong, was intended to be hung in public places across China. The portrait characterized the Chinese renunciation of China’s long-standing traditional customs and return to the ancestors of communism. Silk itself symbolized one of the hallmarks of Chinese pride, as according to Chinese tradition, China was the first country to start producing silk fabrics thousands of years ago. The reason why the figure of the Jewish Marx was chosen to represent the Chinese textile revolution was because in his early writings Marx harshly criticized the exploitation and capitalist abuse of workers in the textile factories, he argued that the proletariat was employed in harsh working conditions and meager wages. In Marx's early vision in his writings of 1844 he presents the textile workers to be the first whose terms of employment would improve as a result of the communist revolution. In doing so, the Chinese expressed the new way of gender equality in creating many sources of employment for textile workers, and taking them out of private hands. The revolution yielded results and to this day Hangzhou is one of the industrialized city in China, houses the National Silk Museum of China. The city is industrialized in a wide variety of fields of tourism, agriculture, textiles, and light industry, and is often compared to the Silicon Valley of the United States.


Size: 72x49 cm. Few stains. good - very good condition.