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Purse for man's court belt (shou)

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Man's drawstring purse (shou) with double-gourd shape and design of Chinese characters for blessings and longevity (fu, shou, lu) embroidered in metallic gold and silver thread on a black silk satin ground; gold twisted silk cord with tassels and decorative braided knots and bands in blue and...

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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, 1890 to 1899

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Height x width (including handle/strings): 17 1/2 x 5 in. (44.5 x 12.7 cm)

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Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with gold and silver wrapped threads, silk cord


Textiles and Fashion Arts