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Woman's Changfu (Informal Court Robe)

A work made of silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave; ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, stripes of satin weave and stripes of plain weave with supplementary patterning warps with extended weft loops (one edge) and of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps with extended weft loops (one edge); edging and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weaves; metal buttons.

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  • A work made of silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave; ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, stripes of satin weave and stripes of plain weave with supplementary patterning warps with extended weft loops (one edge) and of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps with extended weft loops (one edge); edging and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weaves; metal buttons.

Date:

1900/10, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Artist:

Manchu
China

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Culture

Manchu

Title

Woman's Changfu (Informal Court Robe)

Origin

China

Date

Made 1900–1910

Medium

Silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave; ribbons: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped cotton, stripes of satin weave and stripes of plain weave with supplementary patterning warps with extended weft loops (one edge) and of silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps with extended weft loops (one edge); edging and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, plain weaves; metal buttons

Dimensions

144.8 × 121.2 cm (57 × 47 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Guy H. Mitchell

Reference Number

1932.38

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