Woman's dragon skirt (mangqun)

Chinese
Qing dynasty
1880s to 1890s


Object Place: China

Dimensions

88 x 75 cm (34 5/8 x 29 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.541

Medium or Technique

Silk satin embroidered with silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s pleated dragon skirt (mangqun) in light green satin with design on lower front and back panels of dragons rising from the sea, auspicious symbols and flowers embroidered in blue, white, yellow, brown and pink silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread; lined with blue silk, trimmed with silver paper; white plain-weave linen waistband. Possibly part of a wedding garment.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection