Woman's domestic semi-formal robe (pao)
late 19th century
Object Place: China
Overall: 143 x 179.7 cm (56 5/16 x 70 3/4 in.) Center back, length: 141.6 cm (55 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk satin-weave embroidered with silk
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Woman’s domestic semi-formal robe (pao) with side front opening in plum-colored silk satin with design of narcissus and butterflies embroidered in various shades of blue, white, red, green, yellow, pink, brown and black silk; trimmed with black silk satin embroidered with flowers in blue and white and gold ribbon with blue, red and green floral motifs; sleeve turnback in white silk satin embroidered with butterflies and narcissus; black silk satin button loops and round gold metal buttons; lined with light blue plain-weave silk.
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