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Woman's domestic short coat (magua)

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Manchu woman's domestic short coat (magua) for winter in olive green velvet with overall design of characters for long life (shou), endless knots, bats, swastika (wan=10,000) and clouds (yun) and repeating floral pattern at collar, neckline, front and sleeves; side opening with dark blue satin...

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Chinese (Manchu), first quarter 20th century

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87.5 x 133.4 cm (34 7/16 x 52 1/2 in.)

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Silk cut and uncut pile (velvet) on satin-weave ground

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Textiles and Fashion Arts