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Woman's opera cape

Chinese
early 20th century


Dimensions

122 cm (48 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 122 cm (Center back; inc. fringe)

Accession Number

20.1850

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

White silk embroidered with polychrome silk in floral motif with exotic birds and butterflies along front and bottom lines. Green silk ruching at front and necklines; green and red braided, purple and yellow silk double fringe along bottom. Pleated and embroidered triangular white silk panel at back. Polychrome cord with tassels ties at front over hook and eye closure and continues around neck and triangular panel tieing at base with two dependent tassels. Green silk quilted lining.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Thomas A. Harris