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woman's pleated skirt
  • China
  • woman's pleated skirt, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, ribbons, cotton, embroidering, damask
  • Paper Type: satin, seed
  • Object Length/Width: 101 x 81.3 cm
    Object Length/Width: 40 x 32 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1050

Woman's yellow damask pleated skirt. There are rectangular panels. It is decorated with motifs of peonies and butterflies which are embroidered with satin and Peking stitches. It is decorated in shades of soft turquoise, purples, and orange. The border is black silk, plain and embroidered with flowers in blue silk. It has a white cotton waistband.