Woman's Ao (Short Robe)

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, single satin, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in herringbone, knot, single satin, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbons: silk and gold- and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave self-patterned by main warp floats; trimmed with silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, single satin, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in herringbone, knot, single satin, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbons: silk and gold- and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave self-patterned by main warp floats; trimmed with silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1800/50

Artist:

Han-Chinese
China

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Artist

Han-Chinese

Title

Woman's Ao (Short Robe)

Origin

China

Date

1800–1850

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, single satin, and satin stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in herringbone, knot, single satin, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbons: silk and gold- and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave self-patterned by main warp floats; trimmed with silk, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave

Dimensions

107.3 × 138.2 cm (42 1/4 × 54 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Guy H. Mitchell

Reference Number

1946.377

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