Empress' Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe)

A work made of 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.
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  • A work made of 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.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1790/1820

Artist:

Manchu
China

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Empress' Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe)

Origin

China

Date

1790–1820

Medium

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

Dimensions

146.3 × 195.2 cm (57 5/8 × 76 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Clayton W. Miller

Reference Number

1946.459

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