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Woman's scarf

Chinese (for the Western market)
first half of the 19th century

Place of Manufacture: China, for export; Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


Overall: 233.7 x 48.3 cm (92 x 19 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with silk embroidery and fringe

Not On View


Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White rectangular scarf with net and tassel fringe at ends; white floral borders; design at ends: vase decorated with floral and water motifs holding flowers in front of a basket holding flowers above rope, tassel, and floral motifs


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout