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Chest cover (yutan)

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Chest cover (yutan) constructed of five panels sewn together to form a box with overall design of hexagon lozenge pattern (kikko-mon) surrounding Chinese flowers (karahana) in white, yellow, orange, green and blue silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk twill...

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Gift to MFA on March 3, 1921

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William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 19th century

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Height x width: 23 5/8 x 20 1/2 in., 21.6 cm (60 x 52.1 cm, 8 1/2 in.)

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Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts