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Purse for man's court belt (shou)

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Man's drawstring purse (shou) with pleated opening and pink braided silk cords and with design of Chinese character for long life surrounded by bats, clouds, endless knot and water and wave pattern (lishui) border in silk tapestry on a yellow ground; pair with 11.2788 This purse is one of a pair...

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Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst to the MFA on November 2, 1911

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Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1870–80

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Overall (includes handle/strings): 28 x 12 x 1 cm (11 x 4 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

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Silk split tapestry in silk and gold wrapped thread (kesi), braided silk cord


Textiles and Fashion Arts