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woman's coat
  • China
  • woman's coat, 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold-wrapped thread, satin, velvet, embroidering, ribbon
  • Paper Type: satin, couching
  • Object Length/Width: 119.38 x 140.97 cm
    Object Length/Width: 47 1/16 x 55 1/2 in
  • Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Woods
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0121
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Woman's robe with a body of silk cut velvet in copper color on a light blue ground. There are designs of pomegranates and chrysanthemums all over the body and arms of the robe. It has bands of finely embroidered white satin around the neck, cuffs, lower edges, side slits and front closing. It has embroidery with figures, landscape elements, architectural elements and flowers. It has sleeve bands with embroidery in similar colors, but with larger motifs. Woven ribbon set inside the satin bands all around, with a black ground band inside the sleeve band.