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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of brown silk satin with design of dragon roundels, chrysanthemums and Buddhist symbols in green, reddish-orange and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 1, 1893

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 32 11/16 x 18 11/16 in. (83 x 47.5 cm)

Accession Number

93.1000

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles