Woman's Vest

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work, couching and chinese knots; inner tape: silk and cotton, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats; outer tape: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk in satin and stem stitches; edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave; button loops: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; metal buttons.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work, couching and chinese knots; inner tape: silk and cotton, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats; outer tape: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk in satin and stem stitches; edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave; button loops: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; metal buttons.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1875/1900

Artist:

Manchu
China

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Woman's Vest

Origin

China

Date

1875–1900

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work, couching and Chinese knots; inner tape: silk and cotton, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats; outer tape: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk in satin and stem stitches; edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave; button loops: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; metal buttons

Dimensions

64 × 57.3 cm (25 1/2 × 22 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Gaylord Donnelley in memory of Miss Naomi Donnelley

Reference Number

1991.804

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