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Fragment of silk

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Fragment of silk with design of alternating rows of chrysanthemum and peony arabesques interspersed with cherry blossoms in polychrome silk and gilt paper strip discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk satin ground.

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, late 18th or early 19th century

Object Place

Japan

Dimensions

Overall: 54 x 60 cm (21 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.202

Medium or Technique

Silk satin 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