Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)
Object Place: China
Height x width: 139.2 x 188 cm (54 13/16 x 74 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave embroidered with silk
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Manchu woman’s domestic semi-formal robe (pao) with side front opening of orange twill-weave silk with design of scattered butterflies embroidered in light and dark blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, white, black and brown silk; trimmed with dark blue silk satin embroidered with butterflies and green ribbon floral motifs in bright green, blue, violet, yellow and white silk; sleeves turnbacks are white satin embroidered with butterflies. Unlined.
1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902)
 MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.
Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund