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Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)

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Manchu woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao) in slit tapestry (kesi) with orange ground and design of butterflies, scattered flowers and flower roundels in white, green and various shades of blue silk and gold-wrapped thread; trimmed in navy blue silk embroidered with floral motifs in various...

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Edgell to the MFA on March 10, 1971

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Edgell

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

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141 x 151.6 cm (55 1/2 x 59 11/16 in.)

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Silk slit tapestry (kesi) embroidered in silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread


Textiles and Fashion Arts