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Fragment of silk with repeating design of scrolling peony and lotus arabesque in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a cream twill-weave silk ground.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA on November 4, 1926

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th century

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Height x width: 25 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (64.8 x 22.2 cm) Mount: 40 x 54.6 cm (15 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.)

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Silk twill-weave with gilt paper stip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weav


Textiles and Fashion Arts