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Empress' Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe)

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 2:1 's' twill weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeves: silk, weft-float faced 1:5 and warp-float faced 2:1 twill damask weave; edging and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, plain weave; metal buttons.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 2:1 's' twill weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeves: silk, weft-float faced 1:5 and warp-float faced 2:1 twill damask weave; edging and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, plain weave; metal buttons.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1840/60

Artist:

Manchu
China

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Manchu

Title

Empress' Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe)

Place

China (Object made in)

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Made 1840–1860

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 2:1 'S' twill weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, and gilt- and silvered-metal-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeves: silk, weft-float faced 1:5 and warp-float faced 2:1 twill damask weave; edging and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, plain weave; metal buttons

Dimensions

151.4 × 188 cm (59 1/2 × 74 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph Adams in memory of Edith Almy Adams

Reference Number

1937.335

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