Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; embroidered with silk in satin and stem stitches; painted details; sleeves: bands of silk, plain weave and of silk and gilt-metal-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave; edging and closures: silk, cotton, and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, satin damask weave; sleeves lined with cotton, plain weave; metal buttons
156.2 × 200.7 cm (61 1/2 × 79 in.)
Shoulder to hem: 53.2-54.5 cm (21-21 1/2 in.)
Sleeve length: 69.6 cm (27 3/8 in.)
Fuki height: 24.6 cm (9 3/4 in.)
Width at hem: 130.2 cm (51 1/4 in.)
Width of sleeve panel: 65.6 cm (25 3/4 in.)
Width of hem center front panel hem overlap: 7.2-9 cm (92 7/8-3 1/2 in.)
Width of collar band: 2.6 cm (1 in.)
Gift of the Orientals
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The Art Institute of Chicago. “Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at The Art Institute of Chicago.” Museum Studies, vol. 26, no. 2 (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000), pp. 33-5, 60, 91. cat. no. 25, pl. XIV.
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
The Art Institute of Chicago, Department of Asian art, Gallery 108, March 24- July 14, 2005
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