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Kesa

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

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 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, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings; patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, warp-float faced 2:1 'Z' twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, 4:1 satin damask weave

Dimensions

117.2 × 208 cm (46 1/8 × 79 in.) Repeat: 17.5 × 10.5 cm (6 7/8 × 4 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gaylord Donnelley in memory of Frances Gaylord Smith

Reference Number

1991.786

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