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Valance

A work made of top: cotton, plain weave; block printed; narrow band: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 's' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; upper and lower panels: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; outer bands: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, dovetailed tapestry weave; ribbon: silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps; outer edging: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with cotton, plain weave; painted inscription.
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  • A work made of top: cotton, plain weave; block printed; narrow band: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 's' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; upper and lower panels: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; outer bands: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, dovetailed tapestry weave; ribbon: silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps; outer edging: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with cotton, plain weave; painted inscription.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1799

Artist:

China

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Valance

Place

China (Object made in)

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Made 1799

Medium

Top: cotton, plain weave; block printed; narrow band: silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'S' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; upper and lower panels: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; outer bands: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, dovetailed tapestry weave; ribbon: silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps; outer edging: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with cotton, plain weave; painted inscription

Inscriptions

Inscription translation (on reverse): Repair completed at the Yunlin Yuan in the eighth month of the fourth year of Jiaqing

Dimensions

113.4 × 126 cm (44 3/4 × 49 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William J. Calhoun through The Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1937.817

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