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Woman's domestic robe (pao)

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Manchu woman's domestic robe (pao) with side-front opening in green satin with design of butterflies and flowers embroidered in polychrome silk; black silk button loop closure; lined with bright pink plain-weave silk. Missing sleeve turnbacks, collar and borders.


1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902) NOTES: [1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, 1880s

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142.5 x 176.5 cm (56 1/8 x 69 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts