User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Shawl

Large square shawl of yellowish green silk crèpe, embroidered with bright polychrome silks, largely in satin stitch; border design of lotus, peonies, narcissus, in each corner parrot hovering over peony, small birds, insects, blossoms powdered over ground; long knotted yellowish green silk...

Show Full Description

Provenance

For the Western Market Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton

Chinese (for the Western market), mid-19th century

Object Place

China

Accession Number

54.828

Medium or Technique

Silk crèpe; embroidery, satin

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes