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Fragment of silk

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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.

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

Overall: 35 x 21 cm (13 3/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

93.1036

Medium or Technique

Silk plain-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