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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 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 2:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: silk, plain weave.
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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 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 2:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: silk, plain weave.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1800/68

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kesa

Place

Japan (Object made in)

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Made 1800–1868

Medium

Hiri, yô, jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘Z’ twill weave with 1:2 ‘Z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 2:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘Z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: silk, plain weave

Dimensions

112.8 × 189.3 cm (44 3/8 × 74 1/2 in.); Repeat: H.: 17 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1017

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