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Shawl

Chinese (for the Western market)
mid-19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

166.5 cm (65 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.828

Medium or Technique

Silk crèpe; embroidery, satin

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Large square shawl of yellowish green silk crèpe, embroidered with bright polychrome silks, largely in satin stitch; border design of lotus, peonies, narcissus, in each corner parrot hovering over peony, small birds, insects, blossoms powdered over ground; long knotted yellowish green silk fringe; several small stains.

Provenance

For the Western Market
Transferred from the Department of Asiatic Art

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward R. Mitton