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Man's formal suit in ten parts (pair of epaulettes)

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Two large epaulettes of bright gold and gilt-metallic yarns (interwoven with pink silk yarns across flat of epaulette). Braiding at edges, embroidered paulownia flowers in center, long corkscrew twisted gold fringe.

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf

late 19th century

Object Place

Tokyo, Japan


L: 17.78 cm (7 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Gold, gilt-metallic, and silk yarns, woven and embroidered, twisted fringe


Textiles and Fashion Arts