Rectangular fragment of silk with design of large peony and phoenix roundels in pink, green, blue and white silk on a basket-weave lattice pattern in gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange and purple ground.
Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates, gift to the MFA, March 1, 1928
Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates
Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century
66.9 x 64.4 cm (26 5/16 x 25 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk twill-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave