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

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Woman's Long Pao (Informal Domestic Robe)

Origin

China

Date

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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