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Emperor's Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe)

A work made of 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.
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  • A work made of 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.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1790/1820

Artist:

Manchu
China

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Manchu

Title

Emperor's Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe)

Place

China (Object made in)

Date

Made 1790–1820

Medium

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

Dimensions

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.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Orientals

Reference Number

1935.368

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