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Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao)

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Han woman's domestic semi-formal coat (ao) in red silk satin with design of cherry blossoms, peonies, lotus, carp, bats, umbrellas, roses and basket of flowers at the center back in blue, white, green, and yellow silk embroidery and couched gold thread; the neck, front and bottom of the garment is...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on March 2, 1911

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, Guangxu, late 19th century

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110.5 x 144.7 cm (43 1/2 x 56 15/16 in.)

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Silk satin embroidered with silk threads in satin stitch and french knot and couched with gold-wrapped threads; metal buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts