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Kesa

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips and golf-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts bound in 1:4 weft-float faced 'z' twill interlacings; lined with silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips and golf-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts bound in 1:4 weft-float faced 'z' twill interlacings; lined with silk, plain weave.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868)/Meiji period (1868–1912), mid–19th century

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Kesa

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1825–1875

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips and golf-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary brocading wefts bound in 1:4 weft-float faced 'Z' twill interlacings; lined with silk, plain weave

Dimensions

210.4 × 115.5 cm (82 3/4 × 45 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gaylord Donnelley in memory of Frances Gaylord Smith

Reference Number

1991.779

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