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Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)

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Manchu woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao) with side front opening of orange twill-weave silk with design of scattered butterflies embroidered in light and dark blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, white, black and brown silk; trimmed with dark blue silk satin embroidered with butterflies and...

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1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902) NOTES: [1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

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Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Chinese (Manchu), Qing dynasty, 1870–80

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Height x width: 139.2 x 188 cm (54 13/16 x 74 in.)

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Silk twill-weave embroidered with silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts