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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Qing dynasty, mid-17th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

26.185

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles