Man'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; 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.
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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; 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.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 1750/75

Artist:

Manchu
China

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Man's Jifu (Semiformal Court Robe)

Origin

China

Date

1750–1775

Medium

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

Dimensions

149 × 211 cm (58 5/8 × 83 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1912.1805

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