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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of dark blue twill-weave silk with design of dragon and floral roundels in cream, pink, light and dark green 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: 7 11/16 x 13 3/4 in. (19.5 x 35 cm)

Accession Number

93.1017

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