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Kesa

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

Date:

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

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Kesa

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1875–1900

Medium

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

Dimensions

115.5 x 201.8 cm (45 8/16 x 79 3/8 in.) Warp repeat: 61.2 cm (24 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gaylord Donnelley in memory of Frances Gaylord Smith

Reference Number

1991.778

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