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Object Name Skirt
Object ID 2013.1.1
Date circa 1900
Description Man's full skirt, part of Chinese court dress. Donor called this a "war lord" skirt. Black silk, heavily embroidered; turquoise color lining. Wrap style; vertical tucks throughout midsection. Multicolor embroidery includes repeating medallions and geometric patterns at hem, a dragon design and gold band just above tucks, and a gold band at hem that has black floral motifs.
Provenance China; late Qing dynasty.
Owned by donor's stepmother, who is Chinese. She brought the skirt, a family heirloom, to the United States shortly after World War II.