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Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)

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Manchu woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao) in violet-blue twill-weave silk with design of orchids and butterflies embroidered in greens, red, yellow, pink, black, brown and white silk; trimmed in black satin with design of floral motif embroidered in several shades of blue, yellow and white...

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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, late 19th century

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138.6 x 193 cm (54 9/16 x 76 in.)

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Silk twill-weave embroidered with silk, metal buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts