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Man's sleeveless undervest

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Man's sleeveless undervest made of hollow bamboo segments strung on cotton netting with two horizontal rows of openwork forming hexagonal shapes across the lower torso; edges bound in plain-weave cotton or linen with self tie at front opening and button and loop closure at neck. Bamboo mesh...

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Gift of Charles Greely Loring to the MFA in January 1884

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Gift of Charles Greely Loring

Chinese, Qing dynasty, second half of 19th century

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Center back: 65 cm (25 9/16 in.)

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Bamboo stem segments threaded on cotton netting; plain-weave cotton or hemp binding


Textiles and Fashion Arts