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Kesa

A work made of kesa strips: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacing of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; kesa patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warp and supplementary pattern wefts; lining: silk, plain weave with ink inscription.

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  • A work made of kesa strips: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacing of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; kesa patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warp and supplementary pattern wefts; lining: silk, plain weave with ink inscription.

Date:

Meiji period (1868–1912)/ Taishô period (1912–1926), late 19th/early 20th century

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kesa

Place

Japan

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1875–1925

Medium

Kesa strips: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacing of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; kesa patches: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warp and supplementary pattern wefts; lining: silk, plain weave with ink inscription

Dimensions

114.3 × 206.8 cm (45 × 83 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles C. Haffner Jr.

Reference Number

2002.622

Extended information about this artwork

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