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Kesa

A work made of hiri, yô, jô:: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 3:1 ‘z’ twill weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of hiri, yô, jô:: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 3:1 ‘z’ twill weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: silk, plain weave.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1800/44

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Kesa

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1800–1844

Medium

Hiri, yô, jô:: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 3:1 ‘Z’ twill weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; shiten and niten: silk and silver-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘Z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lining: silk, plain weave

Dimensions

107 × 197.2 cm (42 1/8 × 77 5/8 in.) Repeat: warp: 19.3 × 10.2 cm (7 5/8 × 4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph E. Hays in memory of Mary Van Artsdalen Hays

Reference Number

2004.1014

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