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Woman's opera cape

White silk embroidered with polychrome silk in floral motif with exotic birds and butterflies along front and bottom lines. Green silk ruching at front and necklines; green and red braided, purple and yellow silk double fringe along bottom. Pleated and embroidered triangular white silk panel at...

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Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas A. Harris

Chinese, early 20th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts