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Fragments of embroidery (cut from pao)

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A circular medallion of flowers and butterflies embroidered with couching, laid-work and French knots and with green, dark and light blue, white and various shades of brown silk and gold thread.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 21 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.179

Medium or Technique

Couched gold-wrapped thread embroidery with colored floss silk accents

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes