Woman's domestic hood (fengjia)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
late 19th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

77.5 x 37 cm (30 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.) Flat

Accession Number

32.41

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk embroidery and couched gold-wrapped threads, and silk netted and tassels and silk damask lining

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s domestic hood (fengjia) in white silk satin with design of rock, bamboo, peony and poem embroidered in black silk and couched with gold thread and trimmed with key fret pattern and symbols of the Eight Immortals, red silk netting and knotted blue silk tassels; the front edge of the hood is embroidered with symbols of the Eight Immortals in black silk and couched gold thread on a blue silk damask ground; lined with blue silk damask.

Provenance

Museum purchase with funds contributed by Helen and Alice Colburn, 1932.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund