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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of gold plain-weave silk with design of alternating bands of key fret pattern and dragons in green discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts; two pieces stitched together.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese or Chinese, Edo or Qing dynasty, 18th or 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 23 x 16 cm (9 1/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.1028

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-weave with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave; pieced

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Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles