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Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)

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Manchu woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao) of blue silk slit tapestry ground with designs of vases of flowers and flowering branches in pink, yellow, green, brown, purple, red and white silk; edges of sleeves, neck and front of coat bordered with black silk satin band embroidered with...

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Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf to the MFA on September 12, 1946

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf

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

Object Place

China

Dimensions

L: 143.8 cm (56 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

46.811

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) ,gold-wrapped threads, embroidered with silk, painted

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes