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Woman's domestic semi-formal surcoat (waitao)

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Han woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao) in dark blue silk satin with design of floral roundels and scattered butterflies, flowers and bats embroidered in green, blue, brown, yellow, orange and white silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread; round gold metal button and silk loop button...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA July 6, 1911 Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, Daoguang/Xianfeng periods, mid-19th century

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106.2 x 162.2 cm (41 13/16 x 63 7/8 in.)

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Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched gold-wrapped threads; metal buttons


Textiles and Fashion Arts