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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with reddish-orange satin ground and overall repeating design of dragons and auspicious cloud motifs in blue, green, pink and white silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts.

Provenance

Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift from Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA, March 16, 1895

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 29 3/4 x 21 1/4 in. (75.5 x 54 cm)

Accession Number

95.199

Medium or Technique

Silk satin-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