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Woman's domestic surcoat (waitao)

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Han woman's domestic surcoat (waitao) in navy silk satin with design of waves, flower roundels and scattered flowers over a cracked ice pattern embroidered with polychrome silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread; sleeve turnbacks of light blue silk satin with design of flowers, fans and gourds...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, late 19th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

121 x 135.3 cm (47 5/8 x 53 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.190

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped threads

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes