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Fragment of reddish-orange silk satin with design of Buddhist Wheels, clouds and swastika in green, light blue, tan, brown and white silk weft floats and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.


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

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Height x width: 20 1/4 x 26 3/4 in. (51.5 x 68 cm)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts