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Woman's domestic formal surcoat (waitao)

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Woman's domestic formal surcoat (waitao) with design of cosmic mountain and waves, above which are floral roundels and scattered flowers couched in gold-wrapped thread on a dark blue silk satin ground; center front opening with gold metal button and silk loop closure; lined with light blue...

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Lent by Denman W. Ross, April 27, 1910. Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, February 15, 1917

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, 1870 to 1889

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117.3 x 164 cm (46 3/16 x 64 9/16 in.)

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Silk satin ground with couched gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts