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Woman's domestic skirt (qun)

Off-white woman's skirt (qun) with damask patterning of bats and flowers. Lower portion of skirt is trimmed with black silk and embroidered with butterflies, peonies and other flowers. Central panel with silk and metallic embroidery of landscape with pagodas, peonies, and trees. Black silk...

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1920s, purchased by Mary Swope, Massachusetts, in Beijing, China; 1957, by inheritance to her son, Isaac Swope, Massachusetts; by descent to his daughter, Julia Swope Child, Woods Hole, MA; gift of Child to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

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Gift of Julia Swope Child

Chinese (Han), mid 19th–late 19th century

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Height x width: 38 3/8 x 61 13/16 in. (97.5 x 157 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; silk damask; silk satin; silk and metallic embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts