Fragment of tan plain-weave silk with overall repeating pattern of stylized elephant motifs in 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: 23.5 x 13.5 cm (9 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain-weave with gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in plain-weave