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Woman's domestic short coat (magua)

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Manchu woman's short coat for winter wear (magua) in slate blue with overall design of auspicious Buddhist and Taoist symbols in cut and uncut velvet; side opening with black satin button loop closure; light blue plain-weave silk lining. This type of winter coat would have been worn with long...

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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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77 x 171 cm (30 5/16 x 67 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts