Silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'Z' twill weaves self-patterned by areas of plain weave; pieced; medallions with under drawing in black pigment and trimmed with cords of gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk couched with silk; neck facing: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered in satin, single satin, and stem stitches; trimmed with braid of silk, 2:2 oblique interlacing and with ribbon of silk and cotton, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning warps and self-patterned by main warp floats; ties: silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'Z' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; lined with silk, plain weave
65 × 114.6 cm (25 5/8 × 45 1/8 in.)
Robert Allerton Endowment
Extended information about this artwork
The Art Institute of Chicago. “Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago.” Museum Studies, vol. 26, no. 2. Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000. Cat. no. 49, p. 69.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago, September 13, 2000–January 2, 2001
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