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  • China
  • borders, 1800s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • silk, gold-wrapped thread, embroidering on satin
  • Paper Type: couching
  • Object Length/Width: Cloth 266.7 x 78.74 cm
    Object Length/Width: Cloth 105 x 31 in
    Length/Width/Depth: Indiv.panels width 5 1/2 in
    Length/Width/Depth: Indiv.panels width 14 cm
  • Gift of Cooper Union through Oberlin College
  • Not on display
  • 1954.0351

Embroidered borders for a formal garment with an all-over fret pattern of opposing diagonals. There are four fabric pieces with a geometric maze pattern. The borders are black with gold embroidery.