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Woman's "mahjong" pajama set (trousers, top, jacket, and storage envelope)

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Silk pongee three-piece pajama set composed of trousers, sleevless top and jacket with matching envelope. Textile printed with engineered indonesian batik inspired design of weeping cherries, birds and Chinese inspired clouds and water borders.


Acquired by Lawrence Mead in China in the early 20th century; by inheritance to Eleanor M. Strong, 1969; gift to MFA, December 12, 2001.

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Gift of Eleanor M. Strong in memory of Lawrence M. Mead

Japanese, early 20th century

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Jacket (overall): 101.6 x 68.6 cm (40 x 27 in.) Top (center back): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.) Trousers (overall): 105.4 x 127.6 cm (41.5 x 50.25 in.) Envelope (overall): 26.0 x 21.6 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed


Textiles and Fashion Arts