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Woman's Surcoat

A work made of body: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped wild silk in laid work and couching; neck, front, hem, sides and sleeves: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk wrapped cotton in knot, satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; three ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats (narrowest has gold-leaf-over-lacquered-strip-wrapped silk); lined with silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of body: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped wild silk in laid work and couching; neck, front, hem, sides and sleeves: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk wrapped cotton in knot, satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; three ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats (narrowest has gold-leaf-over-lacquered-strip-wrapped silk); lined with silk, plain weave.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1860/90

Artist:

Han-Chinese
China

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Han-Chinese

Title

Woman's Surcoat

Place

China (Object made in)

Date

Made 1860–1890

Medium

Body: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped wild silk in laid work and couching; neck, front, hem, sides and sleeves: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk wrapped cotton in knot, satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; three ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, plain weave self-patterned by main warp floats (narrowest has gold-leaf-over-lacquered-strip-wrapped silk); lined with silk, plain weave

Dimensions

97.5 × 130.2 cm (38 3/8 × 51 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Textiles Collection

Reference Number

2002.167

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