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Woman's domestic formal robe (pao)

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Manchu woman's domestic formal robe (pao) for a birthday of red twill-weave silk with side closure and wide horse-hoof cuffs with design of medallions with crane, clouds, and eight Daoist symbols including fan, flower basket, sword, flaming jewel, magical flute, castanets, crutch and gourd,...

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Gift of Mrs. Thomas G. Brown to the MFA on April 8, 1954

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Gift of Mrs. Thomas G. Brown

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, 1870 to 1880

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143 x 195 cm (56 5/16 x 76 3/4 in.)

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Silk twill-weave ground embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts