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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk (nishiki) with design of diamond-shaped gridwork with floral motifs and scrolling tendrils in pink, ornange and gold silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a jade green satin ground.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Momoyama period, 16th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 10 in. (30.5 x 25.4 cm) Mount: 40 x 54.6 cm (15 3/4 x 21 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

26.194

Medium or Technique

Silk satin with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts (nishiki)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles