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Pendant for woman's semi-formal court robe (zai shui)

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Pendant, or stylized handkerchief, (zai shui) for woman's semi-formal court robe with design of elabroate beaded tassel, bats, waves, and flowers in green, yellow, pink, blue and white silk and gold thread embroidery on red twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Gift of Louis H. Farlow to the MFA on March 3, 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1850–70

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 65.5 cm (5 5/16 x 25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.46

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground embroidered with silk and beads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes