Woman'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; edged with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp float-faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; trimmed with braid of gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen, 1:1 oblique interlacing; sleeves: silk, warp-float faced 2:1 'z' twill weave; pleated; lined with silk, plain weave (new); 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; edged with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp float-faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; trimmed with braid of gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen, 1:1 oblique interlacing; sleeves: silk, warp-float faced 2:1 'z' twill weave; pleated; lined with silk, plain weave (new); metal buttons.

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644– 1911), 1790/ 1820

Artist:

Manchu
China

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Woman'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; painted details; edged with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp float-faced 5:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 'Z' twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; trimmed with braid of gilt-metal-strip-wrapped linen, 1:1 oblique interlacing; sleeves: silk, warp-float faced 2:1 'Z' twill weave; pleated; lined with silk, plain weave (new); metal buttons

Dimensions

147.4 × 217.2 cm (58 × 85 1/2 in.) Shoulder to hem length: 60.5 cm (23 3/4 in.) Sleeve length: 25.7 cm (10 1/8 in.) Width at hem: 116 cm (45 3/4 in.) Width of sleeve panel: 40.4 cm (15 7/8 in.) Width of tapestry at collar: 8.0-8.8 cm (3 1/8-3 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick S. Colburn

Reference Number

1952.1018

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