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Kesi Loom

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

In kesi, or tapestry weave, one set of undyed warps is woven with discontinuous wefts of different colors only at the point where the particular color is required. This unique technique allows the weaver to interpret both the motif and the coloration with enormous flexibility and between two areas of colors. The technique was first used to make wool tapestry and adapted to silk in China in the Tang dynasty. It became popular in the Song dynasty, and continues to be woven today.

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  • Title: Kesi Loom
  • Type: Loom
  • Rights: All rights reserved
  • Width: 120cm
  • Length: 110cm
  • Height: 160cm

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