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

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Emperor's Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe)

Origin

China

Date

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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