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Textile fragment with design of monkey, parrots, flowers, butterflies and fruit in two shades of blue, two shades of green, pale greenish-gray, two shades of brown, salmon pink and dark red on a gold and silver ground; weave imitates wrought leather (kinkawa-ori), invented by Kaneda Chûbei XIII...

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

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century

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Overall: 37 x 22 cm (14 9/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

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Silk plain-weave ground with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave (kinkawa-ori)


Textiles and Fashion Arts