Woman's domestic semi-formal coat (waitao)

Chinese (Han)
Qing dynasty
last quarter 19th century

Object Place: China


Height x width: 39 x 54 1/2 in. (99.1 x 138.4 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Silk satin with gilt and silver wrapped thread discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts, silk embroidery, metal buttons

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Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Han woman’s domestic semi-formal coat (waitao) in navy silk satin with design of scenic roundels, phoenix, butterflies and flowers in shades of gold discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; sleeves trimmed with gold and black fretwork pattern and medium blue silk satin embroidered with clouds and bats in black silk and couched with gold-wrapped thread; lined with blue plain-weave silk


Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bacon Lothrop to the MFA on May 8, 1947

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bacon Lothrop