Woman's domestic skirt (qun)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

84 x 77 cm (33 1/16 x 30 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.542

Medium or Technique

Silk damask embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s domestic pleated skirt (qun) of yellow silk damask with design on front and back panel of butterflies, peonies and chrysanthemums embroidered in blue, gray, white, green and black silk and couched gold-wrapped thead; panel, pleats and bottom edge are trimmed with bands of black, white and blue satin; waistband of natural plain-weave linen.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection