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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with ground of greenish-blue and brown stripes and overall design of stylized dragons and scrolling camelia in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Transferred from Asiatic Dept. to Textiles.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Chinese, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 53 x 34 cm (20 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

26.192

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles