Han-Chinese woman's domestic skirt (qun)
late 19th century
Object Place: China
86 x 68 cm (33 7/8 x 26 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk embroidered with piled silks and couched gold-wrapped threads
Not On View
Thin and papery deep yellow silk. The two panels of hoho birds and flowers are alike in design, but the colored silks, red, blues, greens, soft yellows and white and the gold thread are used differently. On the plants are separate flowers and butterflies. Trimmed with black satin.
Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection