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Man's formal suit

about 1890
Designed by Tanakaya (Japanese, late 19th century)

Object Place: Tokyo, Japan


center front L: 101.6 cm (40 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; embroidered with gold, gilt-metal wrapped silk yarns, sequins, lined with silk

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Formal black wool dress tailcoat heavily embroidered over chest front, cuffs, high-standing collar, back and pockets with couched gold metal yarns in stylized floral branches and paulownia flowers, borders in maze pattern. Cream silk quilted lining.

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund, made possible with the generous assistance of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf