Kesa

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, warp-float faced 2:1 'z' twill weave with supplementary brocading wefts bound in twill interlacings; patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, warp-float faced 2:1 'z' twill weave with 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; cords: silk and cotton, silk wrapped cloth; lined with silk.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, warp-float faced 2:1 'z' twill weave with supplementary brocading wefts bound in twill interlacings; patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, warp-float faced 2:1 'z' twill weave with 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; cords: silk and cotton, silk wrapped cloth; lined with silk.

Date:

Meiji period (1868–1912), late 19th century

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Kesa

Origin

Japan

Date

1875–1900

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, warp-float faced 2:1 'Z' twill weave with supplementary brocading wefts bound in twill interlacings; patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, warp-float faced 2:1 'Z' twill weave with 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; cords: silk and cotton, silk wrapped cloth; lined with silk

Dimensions

116.3 x 200.7 cm (45 4/4 x 79 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gaylord Donnelley in memory of Frances Gaylord Smith

Reference Number

1991.774

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