Woman's domestic formal robe (pao)

Chinese (Manchu)
Qing dynasty
late 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

193 x 148 cm (76 x 58 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1987.354

Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) with gold-metallic thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s domestic formal robe (pao), probably worn for lantern festival, in slit tapestry in polychrome silk and gold metallic threads on a jade green silk ground with design of waves and mountain across lower edge surrounded by bats, scepters, swords, swastikas and wheels above which are circular medallions with elaborate lanterns, fish, peonies, and bats; sleeves and neck bands woven with peony, bat and lantern designs on black ground; lined with yellow silk damask.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Sr. to the MFA on June 24, 1987

Credit Line

Gift in memory of Natalie Brown (née Dresser), Mrs. John Nicholas Brown, Senior