Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; trimmed with cords of gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk couched with silk; sleeves: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave; edging and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, 4:1 satin damask weave; cuffs lined with silk, 4:1 satin weave; metal buttons
146.3 × 195.2 cm (57 5/8 × 76 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Clayton W. Miller
Extended information about this artwork
The Art Institute of Chicago. “The Silk Road and Beyond: Travel, Trade, and Transformation” Museum Studies, vol. 33, no. 1 (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2007), pp. 60
The Art Institute of Chicago, Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries, Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago, September 13, 2000–January 2, 2001
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