Woman's domestic formal surcoat (gua)

Chinese (Manchu)
Qing dynasty
mid-19th century

Object Place: China


140 x 172 cm (55 1/8 x 67 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk slit tapestry (kesi) embroidered in silk and gold-wrapped threads

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Manchu woman’s domestic formal surcoat (gua) in dark blue silk with design of waves and mountains across the bottom of coat and sleeve, above which are medallions composed of flowers, vases, gourds, butterflies and fish in various shades of pink, blue, green, yellow, gray and white silk and gold thread tapestry; wadded throughout and lined with blue plain-weave silk.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; gift of Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on May 10, 1902

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection