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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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Provenance

Gift of Charles Greely Loring to the MFA in January 1884

Credit Line

Gift of Charles Greely Loring

Chinese, Qing dynasty, second half of 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

84.8

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes