Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)

Chinese (Manchu)
Qing dynasty
1870–80


Object Place: China

Dimensions

Height x width: 139.2 x 188 cm (54 13/16 x 74 in.)

Accession Number

02.55

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

1902, Yamanaka and Co., Boston; sold by Yamanaka to the MFA for $2650 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: April 17, 1902)

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession nos. 02.48 - 02.68 were purchased together for this amount.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund