Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao)

Chinese (Han)
Qing dynasty
second quarter 18th century

Object Place: China


113.5 x 168.5 cm (44 11/16 x 66 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground hand-painted with gouache

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s domestic semi-formal coat (waitao) in pink twill-weave silk with design of cranes, flowers, bats and clouds hand-painted in red, blue, white, green, brown and yellow gouache; trimmed with reddish-orange silk satin with tiny white braid and a dark blue satin with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; center front closing with four gold buttons and silk cord loops; lined with green plain-weave silk.


Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright to the MFA on September 11, 1942

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright