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Fragment of reddish-orange silk satin with overall background design of interlocking swastika pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts upon which are peaches, blossoms, leaves and branches in green, gold, white, pink and reddish-orange silk and gilt paper strip...

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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

Chinese, Qing dynasty, mid-17th century

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Height x width: 32 x 26 cm (12 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts