Kesa

A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, 7:1 satin damask weave.
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  • A work made of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, 7:1 satin damask weave.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868)/ Meiji period (1868–1912), 1850/1900

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Kesa

Origin

Japan

Date

1850–1900

Medium

Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts; patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, 7:1 satin damask weave

Dimensions

113.7 x 205.6 cm (44 3/4 x 80 7/8 in.) Repeat: 12 x 11.8 cm (4 3/4 x 4 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gaylord Donnelley in memory of Frances Gaylord Smith

Reference Number

1991.781

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