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Woman's semi-formal domestic surcoat (waitao)

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Navy gauze Han woman's semi-formal surcoat (waitao) with design of large fans, rocks, flowers, peonies and lion pairs embroidered in silk and couched with gold-wrapped threads; center front opening wide square sleeves, narrow neck band, ties at waist, sides open from hem to under arm.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 10, 1902.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese (Han), Qing dynasty, mid to late 18th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

113 x 169 cm (44 1/2 x 66 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

02.399

Medium or Technique

Silk gauze embroidered with silk and couched with metallic gold-wrapped threads

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes