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Woman's "mahjong" pajama set

early 20th century

Object Place: Japan


Jacket (overall): 101.6 x 68.6 cm (40 x 27 in.) Top (center back): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.) Trousers (overall): 105.4 x 127.6 cm (41.5 x 50.25 in.) Envelope (overall): 26.0 x 21.6 cm (10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, printed

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Silk pongee three-piece pajama set composed of trousers, sleevless top and jacket with matching envelope. Textile printed with engineered indonesian batik inspired design of weeping cherries, birds and Chinese inspired clouds and water borders.


Acquired by Lawrence Mead in China in the early 20th century; by inheritance to Eleanor M. Strong, 1969; gift to MFA, December 12, 2001.

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor M. Strong in memory of Lawrence M. Mead