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Woman's dress (cheongsam)

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Black satin cheongsam with green satin piping and frog closure; with Mandarin collar, short sleeves, side slits, snap closure across right shoulder and side zipper closure. Center front appliqued with floral motif made of glass bead and faux pearl vines and branches, green rayon velvet leaves,...

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A vintage clothing store, Seattle, WA; about 1984, purchased by Julia A. McCarthy; 2004, gift of McCarthy to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 17, 2004)

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Gift of Julia A. McCarthy in honor of Mary Noreen McCarthy

Chinese, 1950–59

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Center back: 104.1 cm (41 in.)

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Synthetic satin, silk satin, silk plain weave lining, metal zippers and snaps; appliquéd with glass beads, faux pearls, crocheted cotton, rayon velvet


Textiles and Fashion Arts