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Kesa

A work made of hiri, yô, jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, 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;
shiten: silk and wild silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts.
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  • A work made of hiri, yô, jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, 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;
shiten: silk and wild silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts.

Date:

Meiji period (1868–1912), 1868/1900

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kesa

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1868–1900

Medium

Hiri, yô, jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, 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; shiten: silk and wild silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts

Dimensions

112.4 × 184.1 cm (44 1/4 × 72 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph E. Hays in memory of Mary Van Artsdalen Hays

Reference Number

2004.1007

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