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woman's robe
  • China
    active: China
  • woman's robe, late 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, satin, gold-wrapped thread, embroidering, ribbon
  • Paper Type: satin, couching, seed, appliqué
  • Object Length/Width: 115.6 x 121.9 cm
    Object Length/Width: 46 x 48 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Farah
  • Not on display
  • 1978.0019

Woman's embroidered coat with peonies in large and small clusters and a central floral roundel with applied ribbons. It is decorated in shades of blue on red satin ground with embroidered black satin borders. The cuffs are decorated with Buddhist symbols embroidered on light blue satin ground. There are decorations on the body of the robe of flowers and butterflies in two shades of blue.