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Kesa

A work made of heri, yô, shiten: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts and complementary self-patterning ground wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:9 satin interlacings; lining: silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of heri, yô, shiten: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts and complementary self-patterning ground wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:9 satin interlacings; lining: silk, plain weave.

Date:

late Edo period (1789–1868), 1800/50

Artist:

Japan

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Title

Kesa

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1800–1850

Medium

Heri, yô, shiten: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘Z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘Z’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper strip, warp-float faced 4:1 satin weave with supplementary patterning wefts and complementary self-patterning ground wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:9 satin interlacings; lining: silk, plain weave

Dimensions

166.8 × 201.2 cm (65 11/16 × 79 4/16 in.) Warp repeat: 11.4 cm (4 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1020

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