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Woman's domestic vest (majia)

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Manchu woman's domestic vest (majia) of blue silk damask with woven design of clouds and auspicious symbols and trimmed with a white silk satin border with design flowers, endless knots and scrolling tendrils embroidered in various shades of blue silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread; edged...

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Provenance

Gift of M.M. Greer to the MFA on December 9, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of M.M. Greer

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

Object Place

China

Dimensions

81.8 x 89 cm (32 3/16 x 35 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.2190

Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes