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Woman's Informal Robe with Pattern of Begonias

Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
late 19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silk tapestry (kesi)
Dimensions:
Overall: 59 1/2 x 81 1/4 in. (151.1 x 206.4 cm)
Classification:
Costumes-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Ilse Lichtenstadter, 1965
Accession Number:
65.196
Not on view
The begonia pattern of this informal robe was woven in subtle shades of gray on a bright yellow ground. The piece still possesses its original sleeve, neck, and hem bands, which also feature a begonia pattern in shades of gray but on a dark gray ground.
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