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Han-Chinese woman's domestic skirt (qun)

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Thin and papery deep yellow silk. The two panels of hoho birds and flowers are alike in design, but the colored silks, red, blues, greens, soft yellows and white and the gold thread are used differently. On the plants are separate flowers and butterflies. Trimmed with black satin.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

86 x 68 cm (33 7/8 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.537

Medium or Technique

Silk embroidered with piled silks and couched gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes