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Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (pao)

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Manchu woman's full length red plain-weave silk coat with wide horse-hoof cuffs and embroidered design of floral roundels consisting of peonies, chrysanthemums, plum blossoms and butterflies in red, white, blue, green and yellow silk and gold metallic thread; hem of robe has design of mountain,...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on December 7, 1911

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, late 19th century

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134.5 x 201 cm (52 15/16 x 79 1/8 in.)

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Silk plain-weave ground embroidered with silk floss; metal buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts