Woman's domestic hood (fengjia)

Qing dynasty
late 19th century

Object Place: China


77.5 x 37 cm (30 1/2 x 14 9/16 in.) Flat

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk embroidery and couched gold-wrapped threads, and silk netted and tassels and silk damask lining

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s domestic hood (fengjia) in white silk satin with design of rock, bamboo, peony and poem embroidered in black silk and couched with gold thread and trimmed with key fret pattern and symbols of the Eight Immortals, red silk netting and knotted blue silk tassels; the front edge of the hood is embroidered with symbols of the Eight Immortals in black silk and couched gold thread on a blue silk damask ground; lined with blue silk damask.


Museum purchase with funds contributed by Helen and Alice Colburn, 1932.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund