Man's Theater Costume (Reversible)

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'z' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; edged with bands of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, laid work and couching; embellished with gilt-metal framed mirrors; trimmed with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, plain weave; collar: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk in eyelet and satin stitches; inner coat: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 and 4:1 satin weaves; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in satin stitches; laid work and couching; trimmed with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, plain weave and with silk, knotted cut fringe wrapped with gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton threads; closures: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with ramie, plain weave; glazed; inner lining: ramie, plain weave; metal buttons.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'z' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; edged with bands of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, laid work and couching; embellished with gilt-metal framed mirrors; trimmed with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, plain weave; collar: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk in eyelet and satin stitches; inner coat: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 and 4:1 satin weaves; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in satin stitches; laid work and couching; trimmed with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, plain weave and with silk, knotted cut fringe wrapped with gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton threads; closures: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with ramie, plain weave; glazed; inner lining: ramie, plain weave; metal buttons.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1850/1900

Artist:

China

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Title

Man's Theater Costume (Reversible)

Origin

China

Date

1850–1900

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'Z' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; edged with bands of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, laid work and couching; embellished with gilt-metal framed mirrors; trimmed with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, plain weave; collar: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk in eyelet and satin stitches; inner coat: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 and 4:1 satin weaves; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in satin stitches; laid work and couching; trimmed with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips, plain weave and with silk, knotted cut fringe wrapped with gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton threads; closures: silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with ramie, plain weave; glazed; inner lining: ramie, plain weave; metal buttons

Dimensions

137.8 × 207.3 cm (54 1/4 × 81 5/8 in.) Repeat: 15.8 × 16.4 cm (6 1/4 × 6 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John J. Abbott

Reference Number

1943.553

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