Han Woman's Informal Manchu Style Coat. Red orange figured silk with cuffs of white silk embroidered in multicolored silk threads. Simple style indicates it is for a special occasion. Red was the favored color of the Ming dynasty, and was retained by Han Women as a color worn for special celebrations.
. . .Original credit line: Museum purchase (through John Metcalf), 1980.
|Lexicon category||3: Personal Artifacts|
|Lexicon sub-category||Clothing -- Outerwear|
|Credit line||Transferred from the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.|