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Kesa

A work made of heri, yô, and jô: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper strip, twill weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper strip, twill weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; cords: silk, twill oblique interlacing; lining: cotton, weft-faced mixed twill weave self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats.
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  • A work made of heri, yô, and jô: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper strip, twill weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper strip, twill weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; cords: silk, twill oblique interlacing; lining: cotton, weft-faced mixed twill weave self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868)/ Meiji period (1868–1912), 1850/90

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kesa

Place

Japan (Object made in)

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Made 1850–1890

Medium

Heri, yô, and jô: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper strip, twill weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered paper strip, twill weave with twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; cords: silk, twill oblique interlacing; lining: cotton, weft-faced mixed twill weave self-patterned by main warp and ground weft floats

Dimensions

114.2 × 193.3 cm (44 15/16 × 76 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1024

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