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Altar frontal in blue silk satin with design of lotus, cranes, butterflies and dragonflies in polychrome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; border with serpentine arabesque pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; missing top...

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Credit Line

Given in memory of Chie Hirano by her friends

Chinese, Qing dynasty, late 16th–mid-17th century

Object Place

China

Accession Number

40.173b

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles