|Type:||Clothing - Garment|
|Place Made:||Asia: East Asia, China|
|Date:||1800 - 1900|
|Dimensions:||L 138 cm x L 210 cm|
|Materials:||Silk; metal thread; skin; hair; metal|
|Techniques:||Tapestry woven; slit tapestry woven; hand-sewn|
|Credit:||Gift of Fred Braida|
This semi-formal man’s court robe is finely woven using the “slit tapestry” technique, or kesi in Chinese. The technique originated with wool tapestry in the Middle East and became more advanced and time-consuming as it was adapted for Chinese court robes.