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Woman's Magua (Semiformal Domestic Short Robe)

A work made of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin damask weave; facings: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; ribbons: silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps, one with extended ground weft loop fringe, silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps, and silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; sleeve facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in flat, knot, and pekinese stitches; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'z' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave.
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  • A work made of silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin damask weave; facings: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; ribbons: silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps, one with extended ground weft loop fringe, silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps, and silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; sleeve facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in flat, knot, and pekinese stitches; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'z' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave.

Date:

1880/1900, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Artist:

Manchu
China

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Manchu

Title

Woman's Magua (Semiformal Domestic Short Robe)

Place

China (Object made in)

Date

Made 1880–1900

Medium

Silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin damask weave; facings: silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; ribbons: silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps, one with extended ground weft loop fringe, silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, plain weave with supplementary patterning warps, and silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk, warp-float faced 5:1 satin weave with plain interlacings of secondary binding warps and self-patterning ground wefts; sleeve facings: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in flat, knot, and Pekinese stitches; sleeve bands: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; embroidered with silk and gold-leaf-over-lacquered-paper-strip-wrapped silk in satin and stem stitches; laid work and couching; trim and closures: silk, warp-float faced 7:1 satin weave; lined with silk, warp-float faced 3:1 'Z' twill weave self-patterned by areas of plain weave

Inscriptions

Inscription translation (on sleeves bands):(on front, upper left, detail 1): From the distance of heaven you can see a single sail; The tears of the homesick are exhausted during the travel; (on front, upper right, detail 3): The leaves have fallen; white geese migrate south; The northern wind blows and streams become cold; (on back, upper right, detail 7): I love Mencius and his easy going ways; Known throughout the world; (on back, upper left, detail 5): Drunken moon of middle summer is not clear; I serve wine to one who is [also] not [very] clear [of mind]; (on back, lower right, detail 8): The cheek is red. Get rid of the carriage [a reference to a married lady]; A white-haired man [runs] panting beside

Dimensions

62.2 × 132 cm (24 1/2 × 52 in.) Repeat: 10.6 × 19.2 cm (4 1/8 × 7 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Clayton W. Miller

Reference Number

1946.458

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