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Handkerchief (?)

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Square cloth of white plain-weave cotton ground with design of central medallion composed of two phoenix and flowers surrounded by phoenix, lotus and other floral motifs embroidered in shades of blue and brown silk; narrow of border or repeating floral motifs.

Provenance

Gift of Miss Salome H. Snow to the MFA April 28, 1887. Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Salome H. Snow

Chinese (in Indonesia?), Qing dynasty, 1800–25

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 53.5 x 56 cm (21 1/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

87.38

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with floss silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes