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Fragment of silk

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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.

Provenance

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates, gift to the MFA, March 1, 1928

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Ellen Starkey Bates

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

66.9 x 64.4 cm (26 5/16 x 25 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

28.139

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles