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Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao)

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Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao) in pink twill-weave silk with design of cranes, flowers, bats and clouds hand-painted in red, blue, white, green, brown and yellow gouache; trimmed with reddish-orange silk satin with tiny white braid and a dark blue satin with gilt paper strip...

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Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright to the MFA on September 11, 1942

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Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, second quarter 18th century

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113.5 x 168.5 cm (44 11/16 x 66 5/16 in.)

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Silk twill-weave ground hand-painted with gouache


Textiles and Fashion Arts