Silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, slit tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details; cuffs trimmed with gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen couched with silk; sleeves, neck trim, and cuff edging: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; neck edging, cuff trim, and closures: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; trimmed with braid of gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, 1:1 oblique interlacing with triple elements; lined with silk, 4:1 satin damask weave; cuffs lined with silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; metal buttons
149 × 211 cm (58 5/8 × 83 in.)
Gift of the Antiquarian Society
Extended information about this artwork
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. Cat. no. 30, pp. 12, 62, 86.
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, November 19, 2004- March 24, 2005