Woman's domestic short coat (magua)

Chinese (Manchu)
first quarter 20th century


Object Place: China

Dimensions

77 x 171 cm (30 5/16 x 67 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.193

Medium or Technique

Silk cut and uncut pile (velvet) on a satin-weave ground

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Manchu woman’s short coat for winter wear (magua) in slate blue with overall design of auspicious Buddhist and Taoist symbols in cut and uncut velvet; side opening with black satin button loop closure; light blue plain-weave silk lining.

This type of winter coat would have been worn with long wool pants.

Provenance

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection; gift of William Sturgis Bigelow to the MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection