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Fragment of brown and tan plain-weave silk with basket-weave pattern (fûtsû- weave) and repeating stylized paulownia motif at wide intervals in gray-green silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

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, late 16th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 25 x 34 cm (9 13/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

26.189

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles