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Vestment for 2nd degree Daoist priest (hongi)

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Daoist vestment (hongi) with design of embroidered and appliquéd symbols of sun and moon, 28 constellations, pagoda-like residence of heaven, representing the universe, flowers, waves, dragons, 8 trigrams, 8 Taoist immortals, bats, and butterflies in colors of gold, red, blue, green, purple,...

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Provenance

Purchased by MFA in 1963

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund

Chinese, Qing dynasty, second half of 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

136 x 180.3 cm (53 9/16 x 71 in.)

Accession Number

63.207

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave ground with appliqué, silk embroidery and gold metallic thread couching

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes