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Fragment of silk satin with blue warp and gold weft and design of clouds, scrolling tendrils and scattered blossoms in gold, purple, pink, light blue, blue, green and orange silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.


TDenman 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: 35 x 12 cm (13 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Silk satin-weave with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts