These beautiful Chinese figures were made as ornaments and were often framed as dimensional pictures after applying to fabric backgrounds. They would be absolutely stunning on crazy quilt wall hangings. They are hand painted, including the face, on 100% silk. They are backed with a thin cardboard. To use them on your project, temporarily place them where they will go when you are finished and baste around them to mark their spot. I traced mine on tissue paper and used that to do my basting. It was easily torn away from the basting and I didn't have to worry about damaging the figure. Put them aside until you are completely finished with your embellishment and, using a slip stitch around the figure, tack them down. Another way to apply them, and the method I prefer, is to stitch a piece of felt or Lacy's Stiff Stuff to your project and then glue the ornament to that. I would recommend that they only be used on wall hangings, not quilts nor projects that will be handled a lot. You can find them for sale on my website.
Basted area to mark placement.