Woman's Majia (Semiformal or Informal Domestic Vest)

A work made of silk, 7:1 satin damask weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbon: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps; facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and single satin stitches; laid work and couching; corner cut outs edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave under laid with silk, warp-float faced 3:1 twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, 3:1, 1:1, 3:1, 1:1... twill weave; metal buttons.
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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 satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbon: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps; facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and single satin stitches; laid work and couching; corner cut outs edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave under laid with silk, warp-float faced 3:1 twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, 3:1, 1:1, 3:1, 1:1... twill weave; metal buttons.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1870/90

Artist:

Manchu
China

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Woman's Majia (Semiformal or Informal Domestic Vest)

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 satin, single satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbon: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps; facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and single satin stitches; laid work and couching; corner cut outs edged with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave under laid with silk, warp-float faced 3:1 twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, 3:1, 1:1, 3:1, 1:1... twill weave; metal buttons

Dimensions

85.1 × 85.3 cm (33 1/2 × 33 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John J. Abbott

Reference Number

1943.575

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