Roundel from a woman's domestic robe (pao)

Chinese (Manchu)
Qing dynasty
1870–80


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 11 3/4 x 12 in. (29.9 x 30.5 cm)

Accession Number

02.345

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi)

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Roundel from Manchu woman’s domestic robe (pao) with design of gourds, flowers, butterflies, bats, and swastikas in green, blue, yellow, pink, red and white silk and gold-wrapped thread on a dark blue ground; on the two gourds in the center are the Chinese characters for “Very good”. Pieced.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, June 26, 1902

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection