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Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao)

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Han woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao) in white silk damask with woven designs of auspicious symbols and embroidered with design of ten figural roundels, floral roundels, flowers and butterflies in polychrome silk and couched gold-wrapped thread; trimmed in blue satin with various auspicious...

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Gift of Miss Alison Haughton to the MFA June 8, 1950 Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

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Gift of Miss Alison Haughton

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, 1860–70

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111.5 x 149.2 cm (43 7/8 x 58 3/4 in.)

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Silk damask embroidered with silk and couched gold-wrapped threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts