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Fragment of dark blue twill-weave silk with design of repeating rows of floral motifs and scrolling tendrils in white, green, orange, yellow and blue silk outlined in 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 19th century

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Overall: 70.5 x 52.5 cm (27 3/4 x 20 11/16 in.)

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts