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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Alison Haughton

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, 1870 to 1880

Object Place

China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

50.2479

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes