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Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao)

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Han woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao) in navy silk satin with design of scenic roundels, phoenix, butterflies and flowers in shades of gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; sleeves trimmed with gold and black fretwork pattern and medium blue silk satin embroidered with...

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Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bacon Lothrop to the MFA on May 8, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bacon Lothrop

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, last quarter 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 39 x 54 1/2 in. (99.1 x 138.4 cm)

Accession Number

47.1044

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with gilt and silver wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, silk embroidery, metal buttons

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes