User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao)

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description


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



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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts