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Kesa

A work made of kesa: silk and cotton; warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with supplementary patterning weft floats and some supplementary wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:2 ‘s’ twill interlacings
cords: silk, 2:2 twill square braiding; knotted
lining: silk 5:1 twill damask weave; inscribed with india ink (sumi).
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  • A work made of kesa: silk and cotton; warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with supplementary patterning weft floats and some supplementary wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:2 ‘s’ twill interlacings
cords: silk, 2:2 twill square braiding; knotted
lining: silk 5:1 twill damask weave; inscribed with india ink (sumi).

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1800/68

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kesa

Date

Made 1800–1868

Medium

Kesa: Silk and cotton; warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with supplementary patterning weft floats and some supplementary wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:2 ‘s’ twill interlacings Cords: Silk, 2:2 twill square braiding; knotted Lining: Silk 5:1 twill damask weave; inscribed with India ink (sumi)

Dimensions

140.4 × 54.6 cm (55 1/4 × 21 1/2 in.) Full pattern repeat: Warp: 9.35 cm (3 7/8 in.) Weft: 10.8 cm (4 1/4 in.) Measurement Comments: 3 belts: 1) 140.7 × 6.175 cm (55 3/8 × 2 7/16 in.) 2) 32.1 × 4.8 cm (12 5/8 × 7/8 in.) 3) 31.8 × 4.8 cm (12 1/2 × 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1047

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