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Woman's domestic skirt (qun)

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Han woman's domestic skirt (qun) in brown silk damask woven with floral and fretwork patterns and design on lower half of skirt of butterflies, bats, flowers and Buddhist symbols couched in gold-wrapped thread; trimmed with bands of black, blue, and white satin.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on July 6, 1911

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Object Place

China

Dimensions

97 x 69 cm (38 3/16 x 27 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.137

Medium or Technique

Silk damask with couched gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes