Woman's domestic surcoat (waitao)
last quarter 18th century
Object Place: China
115.4 x 140 cm (45 7/16 x 55 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk gauze embroidered in silk and couched in gold-wrapped thread
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Dark blue gauze Han woman’s domestic surcoat (waitao) embroidered with a design of decorated fans, cranes, peonies, lotus peach blossom, butterflies, deer and plum blossoms couched in gold thread and embroidered in green, blue, brown and red silk. The embroidered cuffs are of light blue gauze; center front opening with brass buttons and silk button loops, side slits.
Mrs. H. M. von Brandt, purchased in Peking, about 1889; gift to the MFA on October 6, 1896.
Gift of Mrs. H. M. von Brandt