Vestment (For a First-degree Taoist Priest)

A work made of silk and cotton, plain weaves and silk, plain weave self-patterned by ground weft floats; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in chain, eyelet, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; collar and edge trim: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 and 6:1 satin weaves; lined with ramie, plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk and cotton, plain weaves and silk, plain weave self-patterned by ground weft floats; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in chain, eyelet, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; collar and edge trim: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 and 6:1 satin weaves; lined with ramie, plain weave.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1850/1900

Artist:

Han-Chinese
China

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Artist

Han-Chinese

Title

Vestment (For a First-degree Taoist Priest)

Origin

China

Date

1850–1900

Medium

Silk and cotton, plain weaves and silk, plain weave self-patterned by ground weft floats; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in chain, eyelet, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; collar and edge trim: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 and 6:1 satin weaves; lined with ramie, plain weave

Dimensions

141.8 × 162.9 cm (55 3/4 × 64 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William J. Calhoun

Reference Number

1937.797

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