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Woman's domestic surcoat (waitao)

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Han woman's domestic surcoat (waitao) in white silk satin with design of roundels depicted various scenes and figures, flowers and butterflies embroidered in polychrome silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread accents on a ground covered with couched gold-wrapped thread; sleeves, neck and front...

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Gift of Miss Alison Haughton to the MFA June 8, 1950 Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

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Gift of Miss Alison Haughton

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, 1870 to 1880

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106.4 x 143.5 cm (41 7/8 x 56 1/2 in.)

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Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched gold-wrapped threads


Textiles and Fashion Arts