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wedding skirt
  • China
  • wedding skirt, 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, satin, gold-wrapped thread, embroidering, ribbon, brass
  • Paper Type: couching, seed, satin
  • Object Length/Width: 99 x 53.3 cm
    Object Length: with fringe 114 cm
    Object Length/Width: 38 1/4 x 21 in
    Object Length: with fringe 45 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Evelyn S. Classen
  • Not on display
  • 1951.0003.01
Description
Exhibitions

Wedding skirt that is decorated with embroidry on a red satin ground. (earlier cat. descirp: Theatrical Skirt) The front and back panels are edged with ribbon and a wide embroidered border. The lower edge has silk net and tassel fringe. It is lined with green damask. The rest of the skirt is embroidered silk streamers wieghted with brass bells.