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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of greenish-gray silk with very fine weft twill ground (tsumugiji weave) and design of lotus and tendrils in gilt paper strip 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, mid-17th century

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Height x width: 26.5 x 22.5 cm (10 7/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

26.195

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles