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Valance of red plain-weave wool with design in main field of mythological lion dogs, phoenix, peonies and butterflies embroidered in polychrome silk and accented with applied framed mirror discs, trimmed on three sides with black plain-weave wool with butterfly and floral motifs embroidered in...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 2, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1870 to 1890

Object Place

Southern, China


102.9 x 231.1 cm (40 1/2 includes 8" fringe x 91 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool plain-weave embroidered with silk; trimmed with cotton plain-weave, netted silk fringe, knotted gold-wrapped thread and applied metal discs with mirrors


Textiles and Fashion Arts