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Kesa

A work made of heri, yô, jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float face 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘s’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, plain weave; shiten and niten: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with supplementary brocading weft floats  and patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:2 ‘s’ twill interlacings; lining: silk, plain weave.
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  • A work made of heri, yô, jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float face 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘s’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, plain weave; shiten and niten: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘z’ twill weave with supplementary brocading weft floats  and patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:2 ‘s’ twill interlacings; lining: silk, plain weave.

Date:

Meiji period (1868–1912), 1870/90

Artist:

Japan

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Title

Kesa

Place

Japan (Object made in)

Date

Made 1870–1890

Medium

Heri, yô, jô: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float face 2:1 ‘Z’ twill weave with weft-float faced 1:2 ‘S’ twill interlacings of secondary binding warps and supplementary patterning wefts; lined with silk, plain weave; shiten and niten: silk, cotton and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip, warp-float faced 2:1 ‘Z’ twill weave with supplementary brocading weft floats and patterning wefts bound in weft-float faced 1:2 ‘S’ twill interlacings; lining: silk, plain weave

Dimensions

113 × 200.2 cm (44 1/2 × 78 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

2004.1021

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