Pendant for woman's semi-formal court robe (zai shui)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1850–70


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 65.5 cm (5 5/16 x 25 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.46

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground embroidered with silk and beads

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Pendant, or stylized handkerchief, (zai shui) for woman’s semi-formal court robe with design of elabroate beaded tassel, bats, waves, and flowers in green, yellow, pink, blue and white silk and gold thread embroidery on red twill-weave silk ground.

Provenance

Gift of Louis H. Farlow to the MFA on March 3, 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Louis H. Farlow