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Woman's Long Pao (Informal Domestic Robe)

A work made of silk, warp float-faced 2:1 'z' twill weave self-patterned by ground wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:5 'z' twill interlacings; quilted; sleeve facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbon: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning warps and plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and ground wefts; edging and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave; metal buttons.

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  • A work made of silk, warp float-faced 2:1 'z' twill weave self-patterned by ground wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:5 'z' twill interlacings; quilted; sleeve facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbon: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning warps and plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and ground wefts; edging and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave; metal buttons.

Date:

1900/10, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Artist:

Manchu
China

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Manchu

Title

Woman's Long Pao (Informal Domestic Robe)

Place

China (Object made in)

Date

Made 1900–1910

Medium

Silk, warp float-faced 2:1 'Z' twill weave self-patterned by ground wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:5 'Z' twill interlacings; quilted; sleeve facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in knot, satin, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; ribbon: silk, gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strips and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning warps and plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and ground wefts; edging and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weave; metal buttons

Dimensions

133 × 114.3 cm (52 3/8 × 45 in.) Repeat: 40.3 × 38.5 cm (15 3/4 × 15 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. W. R. Kernohan

Reference Number

1953.433

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