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Woman's domestic semi-formal surcoat (waitao)

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Long-sleeved woman's semi-formal surcoat (waitao) with design of of trees, bats, peonies, cranes, butterflies, cherry trees, bamboo, waves, fans, clouds, chrysanthemum, pagoda, plum tree and magic sabre in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue silk gauze...

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Provenance

Purchased by donor in Beijing about 1889; gift of Mrs. H. M. von Brandt of Wiesbaden, Germany, wife of the late German minister, to the MFA on October 6, 1896.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. H. M. von Brandt

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, last quarter 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

110.5 x 151.1 cm (43 1/2 x 59 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

96.652

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes