Woman's domestic semi-formal surcoat (waitao)
last quarter 18th century
Object Place: China
110.5 x 151.1 cm (43 1/2 x 59 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk gauze with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps
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Long-sleeved woman’s semi-formal surcoat (waitao) with design of of trees, bats, peonies, cranes, butterflies, cherry trees, bamboo, waves, fans, clouds, chrysanthemum, pagoda, plum tree and magic sabre in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a blue silk gauze ground.
Purchased by donor in Beijing about 1889; gift of Mrs. H. M. von Brandt of Wiesbaden, Germany, wife of the late German minister, to the MFA on October 6, 1896.
Gift of Mrs. H. M. von Brandt