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Woman's "mahjong" pajama set

Japanese
early 20th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Jacket (overall): 101.6 x 68.6 cm (40 x 27 in.) Top (center back): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.) Trousers (overall): 105.4 x 127.6 cm (41.5 x 50.25 in.) Envelope (overall): 26.0 x 21.6 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2001.839.1-4

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Silk pongee three-piece pajama set composed of trousers, sleevless top and jacket with matching envelope. Textile printed with engineered indonesian batik inspired design of weeping cherries, birds and Chinese inspired clouds and water borders.

Provenance

Acquired by Lawrence Mead in China in the early 20th century; by inheritance to Eleanor M. Strong, 1969; gift to MFA, December 12, 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor M. Strong in memory of Lawrence M. Mead