Fragment of natural plain-weave silk with design of phoenix, paulownia and clouds in light and dark green, white, light and dark blue, orange, red and purple silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, September 1, 1893
Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Japanese, Edo period, late 18th or early 19th century
Overall: 35 x 21 cm (13 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain-weave with silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave