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Roundel from a woman's domestic robe (pao)

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Roundel from Manchu woman's domestic robe (pao) with design of gourds, flowers, butterflies, bats, and swastikas in green, blue, yellow, pink, red and white silk and gold-wrapped thread on a dark blue ground; on the two gourds in the center are the Chinese characters for "Very good"....

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Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, June 26, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, 1870–80

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 3/4 x 12 in. (29.9 x 30.5 cm)

Accession Number

02.345

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes