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woman's vest
  • China
  • woman's vest, late 1800s or 1900s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold-wrapped thread, embroidering, twill, aniline dye
  • Paper Type: couching, satin
  • Object Length: 81.92 cm
    Object Length: 32 1/4 in
  • Gift of Lettie G. Archer
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0055.01
Description
Exhibitions

Woman's vest with bright multicolored silk embroidery on a blue-black twill ground with a gold-lattice border. The vest is decorated with designs of phoenix and dragons. There are gold tapestry borders woven with a black geometric design. There are some aniline dyes, including lavender.