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About this object

This traditional Chinese jacket belonged to Mrs. Post's mother, Ella Letitia Merriweather Post. The T-shaped, collarless garment is made in an ivory silk with an ivory embroidered floral pattern and is lined in a lightweight, pale blue silk. The garment is cut in two front panels and one full back panel. An additional triangular piece of fabric has been added to the lower ege of the garment where a side slit is created. All edges are trimmed with three bands of flat decoration. The innermost band is narrow ribbon with a pink and red floral design. The middle band is wider blue ribbon with cotton and gold thread embroidery. The outder band is a continuous spiral embroidered in gold thread. The sleeves are cut in one panel and trimmed at the edges with the same banded motif. The jaket closes at center front with four sets of fabric loops and a round metal ball button.

costume, post family
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Date made:
ca. 1900
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Signature marks:
TAG: Mother's coat / Made & / bought in / Fahau / for her [circular tag attached to top loop, center front-left on garment, written in pencil in MMP's handwriting; the first line is on one side, the remaining lines are on the back; fourth line is hard to read]
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973