Woman's Ao (Short Robe)

A work made of silk, 7:1 satin damask weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped wild silk, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in eyelet, feather, knot, satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, complementary warp 7:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 and 4:1 satin weaves; lined with silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk, 7:1 satin damask weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped wild silk, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in eyelet, feather, knot, satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, complementary warp 7:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 and 4:1 satin weaves; lined with silk, plain weave.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1870/90

Artist:

Han-Chinese
China

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Artist

Han-Chinese

Title

Woman's Ao (Short Robe)

Origin

China

Date

1870–1890

Medium

Silk, 7:1 satin damask weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped wild silk, and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk in eyelet, feather, knot, satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, complementary warp 7:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 and 4:1 satin weaves; lined with silk, plain weave

Dimensions

109.5 × 145.1 cm (43 1/8 × 57 1/8 in.) Repeat: 10.8 × 9.2 cm (4 1/4 × 3 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John J. Abbott

Reference Number

1943.557

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