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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with design of scattered flowers in light and dark blue, light and dark pink, green, white and black silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a yellow satin ground.

Provenance

Bequest from J.W. Paige to the MFA, April 16, 1895

Credit Line

Bequest of James William Paige

Chinese, Qing dynasty, 1880s

Dimensions

Height x width: 72 x 54 cm (28 3/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

95.1062

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-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